We have experience in the completion and support of assessments for commercial and industrial developments of all shapes and sizes.

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Planning or Environmental Permit Applications for commercial or industrial sites often require a Noise Impact Assessment against British Standard 4142:2014 Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound.

We have experience in the completion and support of assessments for commercial and industrial developments of all shapes and sizes. This can include:

  • Undertaking an initial noise risk assessment of the proposed development site;
  • Liaising with the planning and environmental regulators;
  • Observing internal noise level guidelines contained within BS4142:2014 or other relevant standards;
  • Providing a suitable mitigation strategy to ensure that noise levels will meet the guidelines;
  • Undertaking an assessment of the impact of noise on external amenity areas; and
  • Consideration of any other relevant issues pertaining to noise around the site.

Your Noise Assessment may be part of a wider impact assessment.  We can support with Air Impact AssessmentsEnvironmental Permitting Support and Best Available Technique Support.  Please get in touch if you have any queries.

What is a noise impact assessment?

If you need to give the Environment Agency or SEPA a noise impact assessment that uses computer modelling or spreadsheet calculations you must include the following information.

  • the site location and layout
  • your proposed activities and sources of any noise
  • local receptors and reasons for selection
  • your noise remediation approach
  • map showing the site and surrounding area including receptors
  • site plan including the site boundary
  • full noise survey report if you have carried out a BS4142 assessment
  • description of the noise mitigation measures you propose using and supporting evidence, such as the manufacturer’s engineering specification for items that mitigate noise emissions, or calculations of the screening effect of barriers

(Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence).

WHO recommended noise levels?

  • less than 30 A-weighted decibels (dB(A)) in bedrooms at night
  • less than 35 dB(A) in classrooms

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