Whilst Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) identify noise and vibration in their 'local plan' policies, they rarely take a consistent or specific approach, even for adjacent authorities.
With so many technical factors to consider and such inconsistencies in criteria, meeting the acoustic components of local planning requirements can be onerous, disruptive and serve to increase risk and costs for developers.To help clients through the planning application process and resolve any noise and/or vibration issues, we deliver a wide range of planning related services. These include:
Instead of taking the general approach defined in most policies, our acoustic advice is tailored for the specifics of the site. Our overriding objectives are always to: