We offer noise and vibration impact assessments for a range of development types. That are either noise sensitive, noise generating or both types. Noise impact assessments are required by Local Authorities to ensure that any noise impacts will lie within suitable guidance standards. These will be part of the planning or permit applications process.
At SSC, we always determine local policy requirements before starting out. This is because, noise policies often differ between Local Authorities. By understanding all the requirements from the outset, our report can be tailored to suit local requirements.
Noise and vibration impact assessments we provide include:
- BS 5228 construction noise and vibration monitoring
- BS 4142 industrial and commercial noise assessments
- BS 8233 transportation noise assessments
- Entertainment noise assessments
- Renewable energy noise assessments
We also provide long and short term monitoring via our range of autonomous noise and vibration monitoring stations. The stations have an online functionality so the level can be viewed on office PC’s and on mobiles in the field. Automated alerts can be configured so a text message and/or email is sent when limit levels are encroached upon or exceeded.
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When is a noise impact assessment required?
Developers and business owners use impact assessments in planning applications as part of a pre-development submission. If a development has been approved, then it would usually be part of a planning condition.
Noise chapters are used in large scale developments. These form part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) covered by its own regulations.
Any existing noise and vibration problems may also require an impact assessment. This would be used to review issues and complaints.
Or they can be used when applying for, or renewing, an environmental permit. The Government provides specific impact assessment guidance here. It covers computer modelling or spreadsheet calculations.
What do impact assessments include?
An impact assessment is the difference between what currently exists to what will exist. When carrying out an assessment these are the aspects that we look at:
- First, we monitor the noise and vibration levels prior to the work
- Calculate future levels, this can include environmental noise modelling
- Predict noise and vibration impacts
- Imposed on the proposal
- Imposed by the proposal
- Link any impacts seen in the data to policy, standards, and guidance
- Review reduction measures or mitigation measures we need for a sustainable development
What guidance do you use?
There is range of guidance that can be used in noise and vibration impact assessments. Each looking at different development types, and the source(s) under investigation.
How Sound Solution Consultants Can Help
Our consultants are well-versed in noise and vibration impact assessments for all sectors. We have worked with businesses of all sizes. On a variety of projects requiring tailored solutions. SSC pride ourselves on putting our clients first, finding the right solution and avoiding unnecessary costs.
As our consultants keep up to date with the latest industry standards and guidance. The impact assessments we provide are always accepted by the Local Authority.
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