Project Description

Aran Acoustics can carry out noise surveys and assessments for residential planning applications. A noise survey is generally  requested during a planning application where noise is of concern to the future habitants of the proposed development. The purpose of the noise survey is to establish the existing environmental noise levels at the proposed site and assess the suitability for this type of development. This includes existing buildings with proposed change of use such as offices to residential accommodation.

Typically a noise survey is carried out over a 24 hour period. The Local Planning Authority may request a longer surveying period depending on the noise sources of concern. Aran Acoustics will liaise with the Local Planning Authority and Environmental Health Officer to ensure the noise survey is carried out to their satisfaction.

Once the environmental noise levels of the site have been established a façade assessment of the proposed residential building(s) will be carried out to ensure internal noise levels are suitable. Noise break-in calculations will then be carried out in accordance with British Standard 8233:1999 Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Building – Code of Practice  (BS8233:1999) to predict the likely internal noise levels within a typical dwelling.

A planning report will then be provided with details of the noise survey and resultant measured noise levels for the site. Details of the façade assessment will also be included within the report along with the required glazing and ventilation attenuation specification to achieve suitable internal noise levels. This will be suitable for submission to the Local Planning Authority to release any planning conditions relating to environmental noise.