Planning guidance document seeks to improve noise management

A document published by three professional bodies aims to plug a gap in official guidance and facilitate housing development

The guidance is aimed at both developers and planning authorities. Photograph: Kenneth AllenGuidance been published that aims to improve the management of noise within the planning system.

The document was launched by three professional bodies, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Acoustics & Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics, on 22 June. It is aimed at acoustic practitioners, council planners and developers, in the hope of encouraging better acoustic design for new developments, particularly housing.

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