Noise Impact Assessment for Planning Applications
The noise team has extensive experience undertaking noise impact assessments as part of planning applications. In order to give developers the best chance of securing planning permission, we recommend consultation with the Surface noise team at the design stage of a project.
A noise impact assessment for a new residential development generally involves:
- Consultation with the local council (often an Environmental Health Officer) to agree on the methodology, timings and location/s for noise monitoring
- Noise survey to monitor ambient noise levels around the development site
- Comparing the ambient noise levels to the design criteria specified in BS 8233:2014 to determine whether the development is appropriate for the location
Where the assessment indicates that additional mitigation is required to achieve the design criteria, Surface can advise on the design of appropriate noise control measures.
Surface has experience undertaking noise impact assessments for:
- Large and small scale residential developments
- Office to residential change of use
- Industrial estates