Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise (ProPG) has been produced to provide practitioners with guidance on a recommended approach to the management of noise within the planning system in England. It is complementary to existing guidance and standards such as BS 8233:2014 and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Community Noise in achieving the aims of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
It is intended to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of PPG24. Whilst it is not yet clear on the number of Local Authorities adopting this we can provide advice and report to this guidance.
Whilst much of the guidance given in ProPG – Planning & Noise is good practice, currently in place at TGSacoustics, there is an initial risk assessment stage included in the process. This is intended to be undertaken prior to submission of the planning application.
TGSacoustics can guide you through the process and how it applies to your own unique situation. If you would like us to help you with ProPG – Planning and Noise then please contact us and we will be happy to help you though ProPG.
Full text of “ProPG – Planning and Noise” is available at: http://ioa.org.uk/sites/default/files/14720%20ProPG%20Main%20Document.pdf