• a proposal is likely to have an adverse impact on existing occupants of nearby buildings;
  • a development is a noise sensitive use;
  • a proposal is close to existing sources of noise.

Noise can be generated by a number of different sources which include:

  • traffic (road, rail and/or tram)
  • industrial and commercial activities
  • deliveries to and collections from premises noise associated with the night-time economy such as entertainment sound, noise from people outside venues or accessing hot food takeaways and people in the street in the late evening

Information required

The requirement for a noise survey should be agreed with the planning case officer and the Environmental Protection Service (at the pre-application stage), and be prepared by a suitably qualified acoustician, to an agreed method statement.

Environmental Protection Service