The Institute of Acoustics (IOA), The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) have issued a joint statement regarding ProPG (Professional Practice Guidance: Planning & Noise) and AVO (Acoustics, Ventilation & Overheating) Guide. The statement seeks to clarify the relationship between the two documents.
The Professional Practice Guidance on Gym Acoustics (ProPG 2 in the series) has been produced to provide practitioners and Local Authorities with guidance on a recommended approach for the standardised methodology for assessing buildings and environments for the location of a gymnasiums, fitness and exercise spaces (broadly referred to through the document as a ‘Gym’).
We are running a 6 week consultation on the document which can be found here.
All responses should be made via the questionnaire and submitted ahead of the deadline of the 15th October to be considered. Thank you for your contribution to this important area of guidance
On Tuesday 31st October the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defra Thérèse Coffey presented the team who produced the ProPG Planning Guidance with the Soundscape award at the Noise Abatement Society 2017 John Connell Awards, the ‘Noise Oscars’, held at the House of Commons.
This landmark Guidance complements the UK Government’s National Planning Policy Framework and Guidance to provide practitioners with an industry-recommended approach for the first time for new residential developments both internally and externally. It advocates full consideration of the acoustic environment through state of the art design principles from the earliest possible stages of the design and development control processes.
Full press release available here – John Connell 2017 ProPG press release
The Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise (ProPG) produced by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) launched on 22 June 2017.
The long awaited guidance is available as a download here
The Guidance was published in June 2017 and is available here