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PPG24 Noise Surveys in Manchester

PPG24 Noise Surveys for Planning in Manchester
PPG24 surveys requires a noise survey to be conducted at the planning stage to assess the overall suitability of the site's noise climate for residential development, when it becomes the possibility of noise control measures being necessary as part of the planning conditions. We have vast experience and skill in dealing with PPG24 Noise Assessments and PPG24 Surveys in Manchester for the planning applications of both small and large developments.

Why choose Air Pressure Testing?
» We offer highly competitive prices for all Noise Surveys in Manchester.
» We are a UKAS accredited sound testing company so you can rest assured that we work to the strictest guidelines.
» Our turnaround and lead time is suited for the most urgent project/s.
» We have a large amount of experience for PPG 24 noise surveys in Manchester, having undertaken hundreds of noise surveys on both small and large developments.
» Planning Policy Guide 24 (PPG24) is a guide used by local authorities in England for deciding the suitability of residential locations for proposed housing developments. PPG24 details the noise exposure categories required for residential development and the recommended levels for exposure to different sources of noise.

We can provide PPG24 Noise assessments throughout Manchester to determine the suitability for housing. This is done by identifying the 4 main Noise Exposure Categories (NEC) for the various types of noise source and their implications.

The Noise Exposure Categories, which the local planning authority would determine are as follows:

» NEC A. Noise need not be considered as a determining factor in granting planning. The noise level at the high end of the category should not be regarded as a desirable level.

» NEC B. Noise should be taken into account when determining planning applications and, where appropriate, conditions imposed to ensure an adequate level of protection against noise.

» NEC C. Planning permission should not normally be granted. Where it is considered that permission should be given, for example because there are no alternative quieter sites available, conditions should be imposed to ensure a commensurate level of protection against noise.

» NEC D. Planning permission should normally be refused.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.

The range of PPG24 surveys we can provide include:

PPG 24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Noise from Road Traffic
For established roads it may be sufficient to base assessments on the current measured noise level. New potential developments near new or improved roads, local planning authorities should obtain forecast noise levels (next 15 years) from the local highway authority.

Road Traffic Noise surveys in Manchester or (PPG24 Surveys) are normally required during the planning application to build new dwellings or flats where there has been none before. The point of the survey is to ascertain the level of risk there is in relation to noise from nearby roads or Motorways. A background noise survey is carried out so that the correct amount of sound insulation can be designed into the development.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.

PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Noise from Railways
Noise from railways is transmitted from numerous sources. Local noise from railway activities should be treated the same as noise from industrial and commercial sources. Planning authorities will request from developers both the present levels of noise and also to consult with the rail operator to determine any significant operational alterations. Possible vibration and re-radiated noise from tunnels need consideration.

If you are proposing to build a new development of residential dwellings near a railway or tube line then you will most probably be required by the Local Authority to carry out a PPG 24 noise survey to establish potential noise impacts on the new development.

The purpose of this PPG24 noise survey is to calculate the extent of the noise problem in the area and to determine what changes if any will be necessary so that the residents of the dwelling are not affected by the train noise.

The survey itself would need to be at least 24 hrs in duration although it may actually last longer to get enough data. The measurement equipment would normally need to be left in a secure location for the PPG 24 noise survey, however if there are no secure buildings on the site then we would probably need to arrange personnel to supervise the kit and to avoid theft or tampering. The PPG24 noise survey must be carried out during mild weather conditions, excessive wind or precipitation will affect the results of the survey, and therefore we try and avoid these conditions when arranging the PPG24 noise survey.

Once the survey has been completed, a full PPG 24 Noise Survey report will be submitted to you to pass onto the local authority.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.

PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Noise from Civil Aircraft
Where land is likely to become subject to significant levels of aircraft noise local planning authorities should determine approximately which areas are likely to fall within different exposure and none exposure categories.

If you are proposing to build a new development of residential dwellings near an airport or under a known flight path, then it is extremely that the Local Authority will require you to carry out a Noise Impact Survey to establish whether the development is likely to be affected by the noise.

The purpose of this noise survey is to calculate the extent of the noise problem and to determine what changes if any will be required in order that the residents of the dwelling are not affected by the aircraft noise.

The PPG 24 Noise Survey would need to be at least 24 hrs in duration although it may actually last longer to get enough data. The survey must be carried out during mild weather conditions, excessive wind or precipitation will affect the results of the survey; therefore, we try and avoid these conditions when arranging the PPG24 noise survey.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.


PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Noise from Helicopters and Heliports
Helicopter noise is quite different from fixed wing aircraft and is generally viewed as more intrusive and annoying. Planning applications for landing/take-off facilities should be accompanied with the take-off/landing flight paths and routes where appropriate. These routes should have been agreed beforehand with the National Air Traffic Services.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.

PPG24 Noise Surveys in Manchester - Noise from Industrial and Commercial Developments
The possibility of complaint about noise from industrial development can be assessed using guidance in BS4142:1990. Since background noise levels vary throughout a 24 hour period it may be necessary to measure during both day and night periods. Significant noise levels emitted at the weekend as well as during the week will also require similar consideration. Public houses, night clubs discos and fast food restaurants can create noise difficulties due to activity often peaking late at night.

New developments of pubs or clubs will normally require a Noise Impact Assessment to be carried out to assess the likely impact on local residents, indeed the Local Authority may even have their own specific guidance on:

» Maximum permitted noise levels.
» Imposition of Noise limiting devices.
» Requirement to install Sound trap lobbies / acoustic doors / automatic door closers to the entrances / exits at the front and side of the premises.
» Speakers may not be permitted on the outside of the premises.

To assess the likely noise impact, a current background noise level is obtained from a site survey, normally over a 24hr period that the club will operate within, i.e. Saturday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon.

The main standard of assessing night club or pub noise is BS4142. The additional assessment of low frequency bass beat noise would also need to be carried out as this is a particular feature of modern clubs where as the normal standard of BS4142 does not cover this particular issue. Associated problems relating to traffic, car parking and customer noise will require consideration.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.


PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Industrial Noise Surveys
If you are proposing to build a new development or residential dwellings near an industrial site or factory, then it is likely that you will be required by the Local Authority to carry out a noise survey to establish whether the development is likely to be affected by the potential noise.

This noise survey is an essential element in calculating the extent of the noise problem and helps to determine what changes if any will be required to the proposed site so that the residents of the dwelling are not affected by the industrial noise.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG24 noise surveys in Manchester you and to ensure that our survey fully fills the Local Authorities requirements, we will contact the L.A and establish the criteria and duration of the PPG24 Noise Survey.

To carry out the necessary calculations, we will need a full set of drawings along with construction details which we would then be able to use to calculate the expected Sound Insulation value of the proposed dwelling(s) and assess whether additional measures are required.

The PPG24 noise survey itself would need to be at least 24 hrs in duration although it may actually last longer in order for us to get enough data. The measurement equipment would normally need to be left in a secure location for the noise survey, however if there are no secure buildings on the site then we would probably need to arrange personnel to supervise the kit and to avoid theft or tampering. The noise survey must be carried out during mild weather conditions, excessive wind or precipitation will affect the results of the survey, therefore, we try and avoid these conditions, when arranging the noise survey in Manchester.

The likelihood of complaint about noise from industrial development can be assessed using guidance in BS4142:1997. Since background noise levels vary throughout a 24 hour period it may be necessary to measure during both day and night periods. Significant noise levels emitted at the weekend as well as during the week will also require similar consideration when undertaking the PPG24 noise survey.

PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Noise from landfill waste disposal
The conditions which apply to waste disposal licences, deliveries, days and hours worked, the amount of waste will affect the amount and level of noise generated. Useful information on noise level prediction can be found in BS5228-1:1997.

Once the survey has been completed, a full report will be submitted to you to pass onto the local authority. If any mitigation measures are required then we would normally consult with you prior to completing the Noise Survey report so that you can review the options open to you.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.


PPG24 Noise Surveys in Manchester - Noise from Recreational and Sporting activities
For activities, for example open air concerts, the local planning authority have to consider how frequently the noise will be generated and the nuisance level to non participants. It may be reasonable because of circumstances to permit higher noise levels, subject to an hour’s limitation then would be expected from an industrial development. Advice on sport and noise can be found in PPG17 “Sport and Recreation.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.


PPG24 Noise Survey in Manchester - Nightclub Noise Surveys

If you are proposing to build a new development of residential dwellings near a Public House, Restaurant, takeaway or nightclub, then it is extremely that the Local Authority will require you to carry out a Noise Impact Survey to establish whether the development is likely to be affected by the noise.

The purpose of this noise survey is to calculate the extent of the noise problem and to determine what changes if any will be required in order that the residents of the dwelling are not affected by the industrial noise.

Air Pressure Testing can carry out this Noise survey for you, to ensure that your survey full fills the Local Authorities requirements, we would once engaged on the project, contact the L.A and establish the criteria and duration of the noise survey.

To carry out the necessary calculations, we would obviously need a full set of drawings along with construction details, we would then calculate the expected Sound Insulation value of the proposed dwelling(s) and assess whether additional measures are required.

The noise survey itself would need to be at least 24 hrs in duration although it may actually last longer to get enough data. The measurement equipment would normally need to be left in a secure location for the noise survey, however if there are no secure buildings on the site then we would probably need to arrange personnel to supervise the kit and to avoid theft or tampering. The survey must be carried out during mild weather conditions, excessive wind or precipitation will affect the results of the noise survey, therefore, we try and avoid these conditions when arranging the PPG24 Noise Survey.

The likelihood of complaint about noise from industrial development can be assessed using guidance in BS4142:1997. Since background noise levels vary throughout a 24 hour period it may be necessary to measure during both day and night periods. Significant noise levels emitted at the weekend as well as during the week will also require similar consideration. Public houses, night clubs discos and fast food restaurants can create noise difficulties due to activity often peaking late at night. Associated problems relating to traffic, car parking and customer noise will require consideration.

Once the PPG 24 noise survey has been completed, a full report will be submitted to you to pass onto the local authority. If any mitigation measures are required then we would normally consult with you prior to completing the report so that you can review the options open to you.

We at Air Pressure Testing Ltd are experts at carrying out PPG 24 Noise Surveys in Manchester. Please contact us now at info@airpressuretesting.net for some friendly advice for all your Noise Survey requirements.

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