Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise (ProPG: Planning & Noise) is being prepared in response to the recent changes in the planning system and requests from practitioners for additional technical guidance on the management of noise within the planning system.
This initiative is being overseen by a steering group consisting of representatives of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). The ProPG: Planning & Noise will be subject to peer review and wide consultation amongst the membership of the various relevant professional bodies. It is anticipated that it will be published in its final form early in 2015.
The aims of the ProPG are to give good practice advice to Local Planning Authorities in England and to developers` professional advisers on the application of the land-use planning process to encourage good acoustic design. The working group have determined that the initial focus of the ProPG should be on new noise-sensitive development, in particular housing; however similar advice on noise-generating development may follow in due course.