Planning Assessment - PPG24 / BS8233

Document PPG24 is the main current guidance available to developers / local authorities when assessing whether planning permission should be granted for noise sensitive developments.

By undertaking detailed environmental noise surveys, AAUK can report on the extent of necessary sound insulation measures from the early planning stages. Guidelines contained in BS 8233 form the basis of noise break-in calculations to assess the level of acoustic protection required for future residents.

AAUK can liaise directly with local planning authorities to address issues such as: general environmental noise constraints, likelihood of planning permission being granted quickly and without significant constraints from conditions relating to noise, whether A3 uses can be accommodated within the scheme and what space planning considerations need to be incorporated into the architectural / structural design.