Acoustics & Environmental Noise
Noise assessment is becoming an increasingly important issue for urban development to meet planning requirements. Proposed development, especially residential in high density locations, often in brownfield or previously developed commercial sites, may require one or more types of noise assessment to provide assurance to the local planning authority that noise issues have been appropriately considered and mitigated.
We are able to consider the assessment of noise in accordance with the relevant standards, most notably BS 8233:2014 and BS 12354-3:2000, which give guidance on the planning stage of development on matters such as design, sound insulation, specific building acoustics and external noise sources.
Our detailed noise assessment reports are designed to address the requirements of local authorities and the relevant planning policy and can also be considered alongside our other specialist services, such as the assessment of thermal efficiency, overheating and daylighting, to ensure that an appropriate balance is achieved in order to produce a high quality development that meets all planning and project requirements.