Most commonly the standards applied to planning applications are those which assess a noise nuisance to existing or new domestic dwelling or development.
Local Planning Authorities throughout Ireland often require that before granting a planning application permission. Determining if it's location and intent is suitable, within that existing ambient environment. This is usually by way a of a Request for Further Information. Such requests may be due to close proximity to Railway, Motorway, Aircraft flight path or industrial / commercial operation. These may have a perceived negative effect of the amenity of the proposed development.
Dalton Acoustics can help with the Noise evaluation process of an Environmental Impact Statement or Additional Information Request from a Planning Authority. Our Acoustic Consultants are experts in the use of the relevant acoustic standards and guidelines to develop a relevant noise report. Using the Standards and Guidelines listed below, our Acoustic Consultants apply their individual expertise in evaluating data gathered in a format which is technically correct and unbiased in observation. Planning assistance and additional information requests may be about a developments proximity to an existing noise surce such as a roadway, railway or airport / aircraft traffic route. Or the proposed development may be noise emitting such as dog kennels or music venue where the effect on the ambient environment is of great concern to the surrounding residents.
Acoustic Standards & Guidelines used by our Acoustic Consultants;
World Health Organization (Residential) 2000 - “Community Noise Guidelines”.
“Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings” - BS 8233: 2014
The Description and Measurement of Environmental Noise” - BS 7445: 2003
“Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound” - BS 4142:2014
Description, measurement and assessment of environmental noise - Basic quantities and assessment procedures - ISO 1996-1:2016 (Part 1) Acoustics
Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites - BS 5228-1:2009+A1:2014