Planning and Noise – Planning Policy
ACCON UK Limited’s personnel have a proven track record in delivering high quality reports and gaining planning permission, even in noisy locations. We utilise a range of digital noise monitoring equipment and noise modelling software and most importantly are able to react quickly to your requirements.
We routinely advise on a wide variety of schemes from small scale projects to the largest housing developments and we also have wide ranging experience in dealing with mixed use developments and the impacts arising from those. Utilising our three dimensional noise modelling software, we are highly adept at predicting the noise impacts from any changes in road traffic.
In recent years there has been a major revision to national planning policy guidance with key policy aims set out in the Government’s Noise Policy Statement for England (NPSE) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The guidance includes the following statement:
“Planning policies and decisions should aim to avoid noise from giving rise to significant adverse impacts on health and quality of life as a result of new development”.
Local planning authorities also have policies relating to noise-sensitive development and noise-generating development. The national planning guidance does not provide any specific guidance in terms of noise levels or changes in noise and the effects on health or quality of life. With our team members being at the forefront of developing new planning and noise guidance we are very well placed to bring forward successful outcomes for our wide range of clients.
ACCON are also highly experienced in measuring and assessing the impacts of vibration.
We offer many services with regards to construction and development, including:
- Noise Assessments
- Vibration Assessments
- Noise & Vibration Impact Assessment
- Construction and Demolition Noise Monitoring and Control
Our personnel are acknowledged experts in respect of the provision of expert evidence at Public Inquiries, Select Committee etc and have developed well honed skills of advocacy and expert witness capability over a period in excess of 25 years.