The more commonly used standards in Planning Approvals
Noise Tests for planning permission
BS 4142 – TheRating of Industrial Noise, required to investigate the impact of a noise source that is located or is proposed to be located close to any residential dwellings. You may be required to carry out a day time or a night time BS 4142 noise assessment
PPG 24 – Environmental Planning Guidance, required to investigate the suitability of land for the purpose of building residential housing (or change of use), taking into account any existing noise source i.e. Roads, Motorways or Railways or nearby factory workings etc. Noise testing is normally carried out over a 24 hour representative period.
BB 93 Building Bulletin – School and College Acoustics. A document that provides guidance on acoustic treatments for School building design . Typically, we would carry out noise measurements in order to establish internal reverberence of a classroom or a lecture theatre that it complies to building criteria and conforms to the above document.