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Welsh Government publish ASHP Noise & Permitted Development Reports

Updated: May 8

ASHP Noise & Permitted Development reports published by Welsh Government, which make recommendations for how to make sure noise is not a barrier for residents


Sustainable Acoustics have collaborated with Apex Acoustics to complete an extensive piece of work on Air Source Heat Pumps Noise and Permitted Development Rights in Wales. The report was published yesterday by Welsh Government, and it can be found here:



The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS said "We wish to encourage residents to transition from fossil fuel heating to low carbon alternatives, but without creating noise nuisance. Therefore, we commissioned acoustics experts to investigate this distance rationale, to obtain and review related evidence, and to recommend whether the PDRs should be changed".



Image of the front page of the Phase 1 'Air Source Heat Pump and Permitted Development Rights In Wales' Report

Phase 1 report deals with the evidence supporting noise being one of the biggest factors constraining deployment in Wales.


Image of the front page of the Phase 2 'Air Source Heat Pump and Permitted Development Rights In Wales' Report

The Phase 2 report identified key findings from the work, recommending that the 3 m rule should be removed as one of the big ones.


These reports on ASHP Noise & Permitted Development published by Welsh Government signify a huge step forward in moving to low-carbon alternative solutions in Wales.

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