Noise & Vibration

Noise assessments can be used to fulfil conditions of a planning consent and be undertaken after planning permission has been granted by the Local Authority.  Measurement of existing noise levels at and around the development site. Prediction of noise impacting upon the proposed development Prediction of noise impacting on the existing area as a result of a new development Predictions can be undertaken by; calculations and computer noise modelling of the development. Noise mitigation measures may be necessary element of the noise assessment and the assessment may specify noise mitigation measures either to protect the development from existing noise or to protect existing areas from a new noise sources in line with:

  • Noise Policy Statement for England

  • Planning Practice Guidance – Noise

  • BS8233 Guidance on Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings & The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines

  • BS4142 Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial noise.

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We can provide a range of continuous noise and vibration monitoring installations for planning conditions, demolition and construction development phases. These would be tailored to meet individual client’s needs and would, typically, include extensive Local Authority liaison on behalf of the client to ensure a comprehensive monitoring programme which satisfies the requirements of all interested parties.

Typically, these installations would include remote access and notification of non-compliance with agreed limits by text or email alert to allow immediate action and to minimise delay to the works.

Section 61 of The Control of Pollution Act 1974 sets out the recognised structure for managing and controlling noise and vibration from major demolition and construction sites. We can provide the necessary services and technical support to engage with the relevant authorities and in the preparation of noise and vibration predictions, as part of a formal Section 61 agreement, or in order to inform best practicable means as part of a Noise and Vibration Management Plan.