Do you need a Noise Impact Assessment?
If seeking Planning or Licencing permission or a single events TENS notice, your local council will likely ask for a noise impact assessment to be submitted. A noise survey is key to heading off any problems
Who complains about noise?
Mainly neighbours. It’s vital to talk to them in advance about your events and explain what you are planning. Local authorities act on complaints and enforce notices such as a Noise abatement notice.
What information does a noise impact assessment use?
We initially gather information about the venue and type of events held, including the location, live acts or recorded music, times when music is operational and the number of events held per year.
How is noise measured?
The decibel, or dB, is the standard unit of acoustic measurement. Decibel levels are assessed as average noise, or dB(A) and peak noise, or dB(C). For events db(A) is the key measure. An initial measurement survey should be conducted to assess the underlying background level without events in operation. This provides a baseline level to compare either calculated or live measured event noise levels against, ensuring disturbance does not occur.
Who can carry out a Noise Impact Assessment?
Any acoustic measurements should be taken by a person certificate in the Competence in Environmental Noise Measurements. These measurements can then be used by a qualified acoustic consultant to complete the impact assessment.
How do Direct Acoustics carry out noise assessments?
Direct Acoustics will undertake all the required data gathering exercises and work directly with highly experienced, qualified consultants to provide the objective technical report for your venue.