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The effects of the planning process on the noise environment with regard to human health, florna, fauna and the built environment - NO0218

This project considers two areas of planning, that of Environmental Assessments and planning conditions.
The Environmental Impact Assessment procedure is one that must be followed for certain types of development before development consent can be granted . The requirement for EIA comes from a European Directive (85/33/EEC as amended by Directive 97/11/EC). The procedure requires the developer to compile an Environmental Statement (ES) describing the likely significant effects of the development on the environment and to describe proposed mitigation measures. The ES must be circulated to statutory consultation bodies and made available to the public for comment. The contents of an ES, together with any comments, must be taken into account by the planning authority (e.g. local planning authority) before it may grant consent.
1) Do noise assessments properly identify the impacts; are the conclusions drawn about the nature and extent of impacts valid; are the impacts properly described so those affected will understand what is likely to occur;
2) How effective are planning conditions and S106 agreements in managing noise
3) When the scheme is implemented, is the eventual noise impact as expected.
4) How might the END implementation affect the process in future.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : NANR273 Effects of the Planning Process on the Noise Environment Report   (2227k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £53,253
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Rupert Taylor
Environmental Protection              
Local Environmental Quality              
Fields of Study