Planning & Licensing

Many projects now require environmental noise assessments to be submitted with a planning application. Some local authorities will not register planning applications until a noise report has been submitted. The need for noise assessments stretches from the largest infrastructure projects down to plannin applications for a single item of external plant. In addition to planning requirements, licensed premises will often require a noise report to obtain a licence, or extended trading hours, from the local authority.

Noise from pubs and clubs.For planning applications, reference is made to the National Planning Policy Framework and the associated Technical Guidance. Some local authorities will have specific noise and vibration policies in their local planning guidance. With premises licensing, there is no national guidance on noise, and little objective local policy.

Hepworth Acoustics has been involved in many hundreds of planning and licensing applications over the years. Predominantly this work is for developers, but on occasions we have been appointed to work for local authorities and individuals/residents groups. Our expertise in this area allows us provide a realistic assessment of what is acceptable for new developments and what mitigation measures are required to achieve this.

Hepworth Acoustics can provide the following services:

Contact Your Nearest Regional Office


If you would like to discuss our services get in touch with one of our regional offices directly, which are listed below, or email us at 
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Manchester 

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd (Head Office)
21 Little Peter Street
Manchester
M15 4PS

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1310 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham
B37 7YB

Tel: 0121 635 5565
Fax: 0161 235 8407

London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

Tel: 0207 554 8712
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Liverpool

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Bulloch House
10, Rumford Place
Liverpool
L3 9DG
 

Tel: 0151 515 0741
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Sheffield

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
 

Tel: 0114 224 2428
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Bristol

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1st Floor, Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TD

Tel: 01454 203533
Fax: 0161 235 8407