10 September 2007

National Intrusion Map England

National Intrusion Map for England

National Intrusion Map - England
Source: CPRE
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has releases New Maps depicting the Intrusion of many sources (traffic, rail, air, dense population, power lines etc) that lead us to a more intrusive way of life.
  • Within 3km
- of very high disturbance roads such as most major motorways and A roads (e.g. M25, M1, M6) with over 75000 daily traffic flow
- of the edge of large towns of over 270,000 people (e.g. size of Southampton, Liverpool)
- of power stations;
  • Within 2km
- of sections of some motorways (e.g. M6 north of Preston) and many urban A roads with 25,000 to 75,000 daily traffic flow (e.g. A184 in Durham or A24 in West Sussex);
- of the edge of smaller towns of 4,000 to 270,000 people;
  • Within 1km
- of many urban A roads (e.g. within London or Birmingham) and some rural A roads with 10,000 to 25,000 daily traffic flow or ;
- of the published noise contour (57 decibels equivalent sound figure) for civil airports;1
Within 0.5km
- of many rural A roads with 5,000 to 10,000 daily traffic flow (e.g. A594 between Ambleside and Keswick in the Lake District or A354 from Salisbury to Dorchester);
- of settlements of 2,500 to 4,000 people;
- of mainline railways;
- of 400KV and 275KV power lines

Source: CPRE

Where are the Maps?
Developing an Intrusion Map of England (PDF)

Intrusion Map Explained

Large Map (PDF)

Where are the least intrusive places?

"The largest remaining areas of unspoilt countryside are mostly in the national parks - Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors, the Lake District and Northumberland.

Shropshire and the North Pennines are also largely free from noise and eyesores."
Daily Mail

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