Environmental Impact Assessment

Noise and vibration is usually one of the environmental issues that needs to be considered for large scale development proposals. The EIA Regulations require a comprehensive Environmental Statement (ES) to accompany a planning application for developments of significant size, scale or that have the potential to cause significant impact. Noise and vibration needs to be considered at the construction and operational stage. Impacts from the operation of the development including the affect of transportation of goods and people to and from the site.

Environmental Noise Impact AssessmentThe Regulations cover developments such as major transportation, industrial, minerals, energy and large residential projects. Some developments may be well defined at the ES stage, but most will be more outline at this stage. There will be a masterplan illustrating  the major components  of the development, but details are unlikely to have been finalised. The important part of dealing with the noise and vibration section of an ES is to provide sufficient information for an informed decision to be made on the developmentmwhilst not having all of the detail that would usually accompany a planning application.

Hepworth Acoustics has a long history of dealing with a wide range of ES for a wide variety of developments. We have adopted a number of measures to ensure that the noise and vibration aspects of a development can be fully taken in to account at the ES stage, when all of the final build detail is not available.

These include:

  • Comprehensive noise and vibration surveys of existing ambient noise levels;
  • Specifying minimum levels of information necessary to coimplete the noise and vibration section;
  • Computer modelling of the proposed development and surrounding areas;
  • Agreeing appropriate assessment methodologies;
  • Considering the need for mitigation measures;
  • Provision of outline specifications for mitigation measures;
  • Recommendation of planning controls for noise and vibration;
  • Compliance monitoring of the completed development.

We are used to working as part of an ES team and can provide our input to meet the house style required for the Environmental Statement.

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