Student accommodation development allowed at appeal following input from noise team

22 September 2016

An application for the development of 93 student flats adjacent a busy rail line in central Edinburgh was allowed at Public Inquiry following input in the appeal process by the Surface noise team.

The development was a particularly complex project involving a number of acoustic consultants to determine whether reflections from the new building would cause a significant increase in noise levels on residents on the opposite side of the track.  Surface provided support throughout the Planning Appeal process, including reviewing existing acoustic reports and background surveys, providing written evidence and expert witness services at a hearing session.

The reporter specifically highlighted review work undertaken by Surface in his decision notice as demonstrating that noise impact due to the development would not be significant.

Surface is vastly experienced in the field of noise and vibration and all senior staff are Corporate Members of the Institute of Acoustics.  If you would like any advice relating to noise or vibration on your projects, please get in touch: 01904 682770

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