|Policy driver||National Planning Policy Framework| Section 11 Paragraph 109,123|
|Type of application|
|Geographic locations where this information is required||Noise sensitive” development include residential developments, hospitals, schools and care homes|
|What information is required||See 'Further Information'|
|Where to look for further assistance||If, after reading the Further Information you are still unsure as to what to submit please contact the Council's Pollution Team on 01422 392373 / 392307 / 392311.|
Noise can be generated by a number of different sources, including road and rail traffic, industrial and commercial processes, external plant, and entertainment uses such as restaurants, public houses and nightclubs which are often at the peak of their activity in the evening and night, and on weekends. Noise arises not only from within premises but also externally from associated arrivals, departures, people noise and vehicle parking.
A noise assessment assists the Local Planning Authority in making judgments as to whether a scheme is acceptable. Developers should discuss their proposals and any need for a noise assessment with the Council at pre-planning application stage. The requirement for a noise assessment and what survey investigations should account for will be determined on a site by site basis, taking account of the specifics of the proposals and the character of the area.
Regard should be had to BS 4142: 2014 and BS 8233: 2014 or other appropriate standards where these do not apply.