applications for residential developments often
have conditions attached relating to the noise
of an adjacent road, railway, factory, pub,
restaurant, night-club, etc. The condition may
stipulate that the noise assessment be carried
out in accordance with PAN56 (Planning Advice
Note 56 Planning and Noise, which is published
by the Scottish Executive). To deal with a condition
like this, the noise is measured and the results
used to calculate what level will exist in the
new dwellings. In this respect we have experience
in noise affecting houses, flats, care homes,
hospitals, student residences and barracks.
We can also deal with conditions relating to
We work on planning applications at a rate of
one a week. Hence, since the company’s
inception in 1997, we have worked on literally
hundreds of applications. This, together with
Charlie’s experience in environmental
noise from 1983 onwards, means we have a great
deal of knowledge in this field. This means
we know how to carry out the measurements and
calculate noise levels in the proposed houses/flats,
to obtain the best results. It also means that
if a site is too noisy, we can recommend what
to do to progress the planning application.
Charlie has also given evidence to several public
inquiries relating to planning appeals.
We also work to control the ingress of noise
into hotels, offices, hospitals and other health
care facilities, though these are not usually
conditioned by the local authority.
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