Environmental burden contour lines and sensitive locations
This method entails determining the environmental burden contour lines that would result from the proposed developments. These contours are drawn on a map, together with the homes, sensitive locations and/or population numbers that fall within them.
This method is used to compare plan alternatives in terms of possible health impacts. It is suitable for various themes, including the assessment of differences in the health impacts of air pollution, noise nuisance, odour nuisance and external safety. The advantage of this method is that it shows where the burden is increasing or decreasing and where gains can be made. The disadvantage is that exposure data must be available. When applying this method, it should be remembered that the classification into exposure classes may result in differences between alternatives being exaggerated or even disappearing.