We live in an increasingly noisy environment. Sounds that occur in day-to-day life often require assessment due to developments near to existing soundscapes or the introduction of new sources of sound. Understanding environmental noise levels through accurate sound testing or environmental sound monitoring are crucial in both the natural, built, transportation and industrial environments. Excessive and unwanted noise can have a detrimental impact on the health and well-being of residents, service users, employees, and wildlife. TGSacoustics can help you measure, monitor and mitigate your environmental noise problems.
A deep understanding of the sounds, their sources and the context of the surrounding area is crucial to the accurate assessment of their impact. TGSacoustics brings considerable experience of building acoustics & environmental sound monitoring to the planning process and reporting to current standards.
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Environmental Noise sound surveys can help you obtain planning permission
TGSacoustics has experience in providing measurement, assessment, and reporting, through rigorous sound testing/environmental sound monitoring, where noise is a material consideration in the planning process and will carry the process through as a professional witness when required.
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Industrial and Commercial Sound
Sounds from Commercial activities and Industrial processes often need to be assessed to consider the true impact on existing sites and at the planning stage of proposed developments. TGSacoustics has experience in providing assessment, measurement and reporting to the current standard, BS
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Assessing Noise Impact
Sounds recorded during the day and night are assessed with reference to both internal and external guidelines given by BS 8233:2014 and The World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Community Noise.
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‘ProPG: Planning and Noise’ guidance was published in May 2017. It is the Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise jointly launched by the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), Acoustics & Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). It gives guidance for environmental sound monitoring and the reporting of noise for new residential development
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Mitigation of Environmental Noise
After a period of environmental sound monitoring, the reduction of sound levels impacting on properties can be mitigated internally or externally. TGSacoustics can specify and design the required level of mitigation as part of a planning application or in appealing a refusal decision.
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