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Noise and vibration impact assessments we provide include:

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Noise and Vibration Assessments

We offer noise and vibration impact assessments for a range of development types. That are either noise sensitive, noise generating or both. Local Authorities require noise impact assessments for planning or permit applications. To ensure that any noise impacts lie within suitable guidance standards.

Before starting an assessment/survey we always determine local policy requirements. This is because, noise policies often differ between Local Authorities. By understanding all the requirements from the outset, our reports can be tailored to suit local requirements.

We provide long and short-term monitoring. The stations we use have an online functionality so the noise/vibration level can be viewed in real-time on PC’s and mobiles. If limit levels are reached or exceeded, an automated alert is sent via email and/or text.

Discount rates are available for companies who require long term monitoring.

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
How Sound Solution Consultants Can Help

Our noise and vibration consultants are well-versed in impact assessments for all sectors. We have worked with businesses of all sizes, on a variety of project types.  We pride ourselves on putting our clients first, finding the right solution and avoiding unnecessary costs. Tailoring solutions to suit your needs.

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Why work with us?

  • Established 2004
  • Professional & Experienced Consultants
  • Competitive Pricing & High-Quality Services
  • Next Day Certificate on Sound Testing Available*
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