Planning and Environmental Noise

The impact of environmental noise is a major consideration for developers, planning authorities and residents. Delays can be avoided in the planning process if they address noise issues early before making an application, and often adequate mitigation can be added in to protect people's quality of life, or where possible to actually enhance it. 

On many sites, noise pollution can be a challenging obstacle, where careful use of mitigation measures such as landscaping, screens, using site spoil as bunds and careful arrangement of the site can deliver workable solutions from the masterplanning stage.

The National Planning Policy Framework 2012 and the Noise Policy Statement for England (2012) places the need to consider how mitigation can not just reduce the elements of pollution but where possible enhance the quality of life. This must be done in line with the Governments policy on sustainable development, which requires us to also balance the economic, societal and environmental benefits.

Our work for the planning and environmental aspects of noise includes:

  • Infrastructure, housing and leisure commercial developments
  • Road, rail and air transportation schemes
  • Minerals extraction and waste management
  • Preparation of environmental statements
  • Expert witness at public inquiries
  • Industrial and commercial developments
  • Transportation schemes
  • Leisure buildings and stadia
  • Construction noise and vibration monitoring and assessment

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Vibration Control:

Vibration Control:

Vibration can affect people, buildings or machines and often more than one of these receptors will be affected.

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Architectural & Building Acoustics:

Architectural & Building Acoustics:

The acoustics of a space is as important as a soundscape that can assist navigation, function, and the aesthetics of a space and the way it is used.

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Sustainable Acoustics deliver solutions for a sound future that protect people from our noisy world, enhance our environments using sound and connect people with nature, each other and with good design.

The English Cogger Partnership has been trading for 13 years, and has an established reputation. We have begun a transformation in the way that we deliver our business in response to the changing needs of our clients and urgency in delivering sustainable development.

We believe in providing a service based on excellent acoustic advice and high standards, and doing so in a way that values our staff, rises to the challenges of our clients but does not undermine the chances of future generations.