We are professional noise consultants with over 35 years' experience and a reputation for providing high quality solutions and services. Although this page focuses on our planning noise services, we also provide other sound advice / consultancy. For example, we are also expert industrial noise consultants with a long track record of success in reducing workers' noise exposures and in the abatement of factory noise that is causing nuisance to nearby residents. For details on our services as industrial noise consultants, click on industrial noise at work or industrial noise nuisance. Much of the information on the noise nuisance pages applies to planning noise issues as well, including the noise control examples page.
Planning Noise Control Consultants
Planning noise is becoming an increasingly important issue. Exceptionally high demand for houses in the UK means that new developments are increasingly being planned close to noisy factories and industry. In some cases, loud noise emitted from an industrial estate can prevent planning permission being granted. By providing much higher sound reductions than other types of acoustic solution, our advanced noise solutions can achieve planning permission in cases where it would be refused otherwise.
Example: Planning permission for converting a disused mill into flats was initially refused due to high levels of fan noise from a nearby industrial factory. An acoustic solution using silencers and an acoustic barrier / wall / fence had been suggested by other noise consultants, but this was rejected because it could not provide enough noise reduction. By suppressing the sound generating mechanism at source, our advanced noise solution achieved a very large noise reduction for the extractor fan - sufficient to gain planning permission. The highly effective sound reduction measures designed by our fan noise consultants were paid for by the housing developer.
For more information on how our consultants can help reduce fan noise, or for help with planning noise control where a fan is the main source, click on Fan Noise Consultants.
As well as providing highly effective noise control solutions, our consultants can also carry out planning noise surveys, prediction and environmental impact assessments.
Example: The Local Authority was concerned about noise pollution from a new UK telecommunications transmission facility planned for a quiet green field site. To obtain planning permission to build the facility, the company had to comply with a very low night time noise limit set by the Local Authority. Our noise consultants carried out extensive environmental noise predictions and used the results to provide noise specifications for each of the equipment suppliers to meet in order to achieve the overall limit. The aim was to avoid noise nuisance complaints. This aim was achieved successfully.
For a quotation, or to find out how our company can help you with planning noise reduction or measurement, please ‘phone us or click on the link below.
Environmental Noise Control and Reduction
The standard types of solution usually used for environmental noise control are an acoustic screen, wall, noise barrier, silencer, etc. Our technologically advanced industrial noise solutions often provide both considerable cost savings and higher noise reductions than these standard types of solution. Our noise consultants are highly experienced in helping to reduce environmental sound.
Environmental noise pollution is one element of IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) in the UK. IPPC sets limits on environmental sound levels at site boundaries. This means that to comply with IPPC, some companies are being asked to implement an environmental noise control solution even though sound levels are not high enough to cause noise nuisance. Our advanced noise control solutions can considerably reduce the cost burden imposed by IPPC.
For more information, a quotation, or to find out how our company can help you with planning noise reduction or measurement, please click on planning noise consultants. We are based in St Albans, Herts but work throughout the UK.
If you are a private resident suffering noise nuisance from an industrial or commercial business, instead of ringing us, please click on noise consultants advice where you'll find lots of information and advice.
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667
UK Noise Consultants in Industrial, Planning & Environmental Noise