Southern Branch ‘Much ADO about Planning’ By Chris Turner, Adnitt Acoustics Wednesday 18 May 2022, 6pm start University of Southampton
Southern Branch
‘Much ADO about Planning’
By Chris Turner, Adnitt Acoustics
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 6pm start
Room 35/1005, David Kiddle building,
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus
University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ


The Southern Branch of the IOA invites you to join us for a presentation on about all things Planning and the recently released Approved Document O (ADO), on Overheating. 

 “The country is emerging from the effects of a global pandemic and faces a housing supply shortage.  Recent changes to the General Permitted Development Order and the introduction of Approved Document O risks creating a housing supply of a lower acoustic standard than new-build residential developments.  This presentation will look at these risks in broad terms by reviewing a case study and will highlight areas of potential conflict.  This presentation is based on the one given at the Association of Noise Consultants Conference in November 2021.

Chris joined Adnitt Acoustics in 2012 and has been working as an acoustics consultant for over 17 years.  Chris specialises in the acoustics of the built environment and has undertaken numerous assessments in support of applications under the General Permitted Development Order.  He has also given evidence as an expert witness at public inquiries, planning hearings and in court proceedings. Chris is chair of the Institute’s Meetings Committee and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors.”

The event is free to members of the IOA, as well as to students and the public. As numbers are limited, to register for this event, please go to the registration page at:

Registration will close 24 hours before the event.

The meeting will be recorded.

CPD certification will be offered for attendance.

If you have any queries please contact Reena Mahtani



18 May 2022

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