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Planning & Construction Noise Monitoring

Planning

Assessments can be undertaken either as stand alone reports or as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment.

Noise and vibration assessments can be undertaken to ensure that mitigation is incorporated into the development at the design stage. Dwellings proposed in noisy areas can be assessed under PPG 24 and other relevant guidance.

Once planning permission has been gained, noise related planning conditions are often attached, which may need to be discharged prior to work starting. These may require demonstrating how the noise limits will be met, such as acoustic performance of the building elements, such as glazing.

Monitoring of the construction noise/vibration may also be required to ensure that these limits are met.

Construction noise

Construction noise can often be significant and for large projects can last for a long time. As a result, under Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act (CoPA) 1974, Local Authorities are to take action where they consider that noise from construction is, or is likely to, constitute a statutory nuisance.

Phlorum has experience in producing and submitting “Prior consent for works on construction sites” under section 61 of CoPA, by demonstrating that they will operate Best Practicable Means (BPM). Phlorum also has extensive experience in carrying out noise and vibration monitoring of sites to ensure that agreed levels are met.