Noise nuisance is covered by Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA). This law empowers local authorities to deal with noise from fixed premises (including land) if they consider that the noise amounts to a statutory nuisance.
Proceedings may be taken against noise from factories, shops, pubs, dwellings and stationary vehicles. Abatement notices may be served by local councils if they consider that a nuisance has been caused.
Industrial companies are increasingly faced with complaints of noise as residential dwellings are built ever closer to their boundaries. The identification of noise source is not always obvious and the quantification of level and whether it exceeds permitted levels requires skilled measurement.
Many companies have maximum noise levels detailed in their Environmental Permits and are required to monitor actual levels to ensure conformance.
Cti has many years experience of undertaking environmental noise assessments which include:
- Environmental sound measurement to BS4142 (UKAS accredited).
- Environmental sound mapping.
- Assessments for potential noise impact.
- Assessments for Environmental Permit applications and compliance.
- Resolution of disputes.
To discuss these services contact:
Peter Holdsworth on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07866 246162.
Jon Donohoe on email@example.com or 07762 562096.