Planning & Transportation Noise Analysis

Planning policy guideline PPG24 provides Noise Exposure Categories (NEC’s) to assist local planning authorities in assessing new residential developments alongside existing transport related noise sources. The categories A to D define noise level ranges for different noise sources.

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School Design

Building Regulations Approved Document E applies to acoustic conditions in schools and states ‘each room or other space in a school building shall be designed and constructed in such a way that it has the acoustic conditions and the insulation against disturbance by noise appropriate to its intended use’.

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Noise & Vibration Consultants

JSP Consultants was formed in 1992 to provide noise and vibration consultancy services over a wide range of disciplines. The consultancy is located near Warminster in Wiltshire and has a wide range of environmental, planning, architectural & industrial clients throughout the country. The practice is a full member of the Association of Noise consultants and the proprietor is a member of the Institute of Acoustics.

We provide services throughout the South West of England and beyond including: Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, including Bath, Bristol, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Gloucester, Swindon and Oxford.

Areas of expertise include:-

  • Planning Guidance Surveys
  • Transportation Noise Predictions
  • BS4142 Assessments
  • Sound Insulation Testing
  • Health & Safety Noise Assessments
  • Kitchen Extraction Systems
  • Construction Noise Predictions
  • Vibration Measurements
  • Building Acoustics (Schools & Residential)
  • Skatepark Noise
  • Sporting & Community Activities
  • Public Inquiry Work

Please contact us to enquire about any of our services regarding noise & vibration planning.

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Our Services

Planning Guidance

Planning Guidance

Up until 2012 potential residential development sites were assessed relative to PPG24. Planning policy guideline PPG24 previously provided Noise Exposure Categories (NEC’s) to assist local planning...

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Transportation Noise

Transportation Noise

Traffic noise predictions are normally conducted in accordance with the Department of Transport CRTN method. This method takes into account the speed and flow of the traffic, the road...

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BS4142 Assessments

BS4142 Assessments

PPG24 and ProPG do not really deal with industrial noise and instead refer the reader to BS 4142, which provides a means of rating industrial noise affecting mixed residential and industrial...

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Sound Insulation Testing

Sound Insulation Testing

The Building Regulations Approved Document E (2003) explains the basic considerations, which have to be taken into account when dealing with sound insulation in both new construction and conversion...

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Health & Safety Noise Assessments

Health & Safety Noise Assessments

Following the adoption by the UK Government of a European Parliament Directive on noise at work regulations, new noise limits have applied since April 2006. Three new noise exposure values...

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Kitchen Extraction Systems

Kitchen Extraction Systems

With the desire to locate restaurants and take away food outlets in town high street locations, noise breakout from kitchen fan extraction systems has become of paramount importance in terms of impact...

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Construction Noise Predictions

Construction Noise Predictions

As part of the environmental impact assessment process, new developments often require construction noise predictions for comparison with existing baseline noise conditions.

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Vibration Assessments

Vibration Assessments

BS 6472 provides general guidance on human exposure to building vibration in the frequency range 0.5 Hz to 80 Hz. The standard adopts the vibration dose value unit (VDV), which takes into...

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School Design

School Design

Building Regulations Approved Document E applies to acoustic conditions in schools and states ‘each room or other space in a school building shall be designed and constructed in such a way...

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Skatepark Noise

Skatepark Noise

Skate park facilities are normally frequented by youngsters between the ages of about 8 and 18 years, using a combination of in line skates, skateboards, bicycles and scooters.

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Sporting and Community Activities

Sporting and Community Activities

External noise problems often arise with proposed indoor/outdoor sport, keep fit venues and music functions, all of which generally generally need to be assessed relative to the existing...

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Public Inquiry Work

Public Inquiry Work

JSP Consultants has been represented at various Public Inquiries and Hearing Appeals as an expert witness. These have included:- Helensburgh Supermarket, Leisure Centre Proposals for Luss Estates...

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