Noise and Planning

Noise Assessments, Planning Applications & Advice on Mitigation

Noise Advice for Planning & Redevelopment

The revised National Planning Policy Framework sets out government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. The latest revision (20th July 2021) requires policies and decisions ensure that any new development should: avoid giving rise to significant adverse impacts on health, mitigate and reduce other adverse impacts and recognise that development can create noise but without placing unreasonable restrictions on existing businesses due to a change in nearby land use.

We understand it is often necessary to change existing land uses and recent years have seen an increase in the use of brownfield sites (such as the one shown below) for potential redevelopment as residential areas.

Able Acoustics: BS8233 and BS 4142 Noise assessments for planning, in Kent and the south east

The government's policy on noise is provided within the Noise Policy Statement for England and most Local Authority's will also have their own noise policies, which contain a local interpretation of national policy.

Able Acoustics: BS8233 and BS4142 Noise testing for planning, in southeast England, Kent and Sussex

By working with both the Local Authority and the Design Team, we are able to help any development project move smoothly along by providing advice and assistance at the planning stage, during the construction stage and also upon completion to discharge any conditions that may have been attached to the grant of planning permission.

Able Acoustics: Noise Assessments for Planning Applications in Kent, BS8233, BS4142

  • We undertake assessments and provide advice at the design stage
  • We can evaluate the acoustic performance of the development at the completion stage, to discharge any attached planning conditions
  • Clients we have worked with include: Persimmon Homes, Guildcrest Homes, Medway Development Company Ltd, Calford Seadon and Hasker Architects.