Noise Assessments for Planning Applications
Need a noise impact assessment for a planning application? Look no further. We offer comprehensive and robust noise assessments for the most complex of proposals. Short deadline for your planning application? We could be at your site the next day, so give one of our noise consultants a call today.
Noise Assessment Experts in Bristol and London
ParkerJones Acoustics consultants work tirelessly to get your noise assessment submitted on time… and more importantly, approved! Our noise consultants have a great track record of first time planning approvals, and arguing the case successfully should your development go to a planning appeal.
Our noise assessments are crafted with a high level of attention to detail, studying local and national planning policy, and keeping up to date with the relevant guidelines, including the National Planning Policy Framework. Our noise reports are comprehensive, but clear, ‘telling a story’ to the Environmental Health Officer. We feel it’s important to lay out a clear path, to bring the local planning authority on board. For this reason we regularly receive great feedback on our noise assessments from both clients and EHOs.
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Types of Noise Assessments for Planning
Baseline Noise Surveys
Noise surveys can be required for nearly all types of development as part of planning application. We can conduct short term attended noise surveys or long-term unattended noise monitoring. We provide a nationwide service, conducting noise surveys to support initial planning applications, discharging planning conditions. We could be at your site the next day, so talk to one of our noise experts.
Residential Noise Impact Assessments
To gain planning permission for a residential development the applicant is typically required to submit a noise assessment which considers the impact of noise on the health and amenities of the future occupants of the dwellings. This is based upon local planning policy and government guidelines including the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), BS 8233, the ProPG, and the AVO guide.
Industrial Noise Assessments
Noise pollution from mechanical plant and equipment requires a noise impact assessment to consider the impact on local residents, in accordance with BS 4142:2014. We conduct assessments for small scale machinery, up to large industrial developments such as factories, depots, waste from energy plants, recycling centres, and power stations.
Retail and Restaurants Noise Assessments
Many high street premises require a noise assessment, particularly with flats above. Kitchen extract fans, air conditioning units, and chillers, can all generate significant levels of noise. ParkerJones Acoustics can turn around noise assessments for commercial outlets quickly and efficiently, so give us a call today.
Clubs, Pubs and Bars Noise Assessments
Often hit with stringent planning conditions for noise and complaints from neighbours, clubs and pubs require a detailed noise management plan to get through planning. Recent changes to the NPPF have introduced the ‘agent for change’ principle, protecting existing venues from new developments imposing unfair restrictions.
Public Events Noise Assessments
Music festivals, concerts, wedding venues, sporting stadia, outdoor activities like zip lines… these all generate noise, and that noise needs to be assessed. We have a good track record of helping out clients put on both permanent and temporary events.
What's our approach to Noise Assessments?
Our approach to noise assessments is honest and proactive. Our noise consultants don’t keep timesheets or cap hours spent on a project. Our work is done when our client is satisfied. And importantly, we focus on adding value, and not just ticking a box.
As a small independent acoustic consultancy, we’re able to dedicate more time to projects and deliver our service at a competitive price. Our noise consultants are always on hand to answer queries, aiming to respond within 24 hours. No question is too small.
Our noise experts work on projects across the nation, including cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Swansea. Even if you’re based outside the UK, get in touch, we may be able to help.
Give ParkerJones Acoustics a call, where you’ll get a fair and honest evaluation at a competitive price, wherever you’re based.
Education Noise Assessments
Schools, colleges, and universities to BB93 and BREEAM
Residential Noise Assessments
Houses, flats, and student residential to Part E and the Code for Sustainable Homes
Healthcare Noise Assessments
Hospitals, care homes, and medical centres to HTM 08-01
Public Services Noise Assessments
Acoustic design for police stations, fire stations, law courts, and emergency services
What developments do we conduct Noise Assessments for?
Houses, flats, and student residential to the ProPG, BS 8233, WHO, and AVO guidelines
Factories, workshops, depots, recycling centres, power stations in accordance with BS 4142
Schools, colleges, and universities to BB93 and BREEAM
Hospitals, care homes, and medical centres to HTM 08-01
Cellular and open plan offices and retail in accordance with BREEAM and BCO
Theatres, auditoriums, music venues, cinemas, pubs, clubs, broadcast & recording studios
Leisure centres, sports pitches, MUGAs, skate parks, stadiums, zip lines, swimming pools
Public ServicesNoise Assessments
Police stations, fire stations, law courts, libraries, transport depots
Noise Assessment experts you can trust
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