Acoustic Publications

Noise Guidance

National Planning Policy Framework

UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The new (2018) NPPF refers to noise at Paragraph 170(e) where it states that:

Planning policies and decisions shoud contribute to and enhance the natural and local environment by preventing new and existing development from contributing to, being put at unacceptable risk from, or being adversely affected by, unacceptable levels of soil, air, water or noise pollution or land instability.

It is considered further in general terms at Paragraph 180 and for minerals extraction at Paragraphs 204 and 205.

Posted 2018 Link to Document(s)

ProPG: Planning and Noise

UK Institute of Acoustics

The Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise (ProPG) represents the consolidated view of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IoA), the UK Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on effects of noise on new residential development. It is essential reading for planners, developers and, of course, acoustics practitioners and aims to protect home dwellers from noise by putting good acoustic design at the heart of all new residential development.

Posted 2017 Link to Document(s)

Irish Wind Energy Guidelines Review

Department of ​Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

The latest position on the review of the 2006 guidance on wind farm development in Ireland - including noise.

Posted 2017 Link to Document(s)

UK Institute of Acoustics Amplitude Modulation Working Group Final Report

UK Institute of Acoustics

The wind turbine amplitude modulation assessment methodology developed by the IoA AM Working Group is now being followed by many acoustics practitioners around the world as it represents a unique way to evaluate AM at the blade passing frequency, and within specific frequency bands. This is crucial for minimising false identifications of wind turbine AM caused by variation of noise from other sources.

Posted 2017 Link to Document(s)