Minerals Policy Statement 2

MPS 2 was produced by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in March 2005 to provide guidance on controlling the environmental impacts of mineral workings. Annex 2 to MPS 2 deals with noise and replaces MPG 11 in England.

Annex 2 identifies the significant effects of noise from surface minerals operations, identifies good practice in controlling noise, and states how the planning system can keep noise emissions within environmentally acceptable limits without imposing unreasonable burdens on mineral operators. Advice is provided on dealing with potential noise issues through the development control process. Recommendations are provided for acceptable noise levels, both for normal site operations, and for short term operations such as soil stripping, baffle mound formation and removal, and site road construction and maintenance. Guidance is also given on compliance monitoring of noise limits and specific examples of good practice in noise reduction are detailed.

MPS 2 makes reference to BS5228: Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites and BS 4142 Industrial Noise.

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Manchester 

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

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoutics Ltd
Concorde House
Trinity Park
Solihull
Birmingham
B37 7UQ

Tel: 0121 635 5565
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London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

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Liverpool

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

Tel: 0151 515 0741
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Sheffield

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

Tel: 0114 224 2428
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Bristol

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

Tel: 01454 203533
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