The National Planning Policy Framework 2021 (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. Planning policies and decisions should ensure that development is appropriate for its location, considering the likely effects of pollution on health, living conditions and the natural environment, as well as the potential sensitivity of the site. In doing so they should mitigate and reduce to a minimum the potential adverse impacts arising from development, or of existing noise sources on the proposed scheme. Development should avoid noise giving rise to significant adverse impacts on health and the quality of life.
Various assessment criteria and standards may be adopted by local planning authorities e.g. BS4142 which may be used to assess industrial noise and mechanical plant, BS8233 concerning sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings etc. Larger schemes may require full environmental impact assessments to be undertaken in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations.
Our considerable experience in undertaking such noise impact and planning assessments means that we will be able to deliver planning permissions and discharge of conditions for your scheme, though a process of detailed assessment and integrated design. We also have extensive experience of delivering noise and environmental impact
assessments for large residential / commercial developments and transportation schemes.
Noise impact assessment for planning applications;
Discharge of planning conditions;
BS4142 assessment for industrial noise
Stakeholder consultation and third-party negotiations;