Launch of planning and noise guidance initiative

Professional practice guidance on planning and noise is being prepared for planners and developers in England by the IOA, the Association of Noise Consultants and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

The move is in response to recent changes in the planning system and requests from practitioners for additional technical guidance on the management of noise within the planning system.

The aim is 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 guidance will be subject to peer review and consultation among members of the various relevant bodies. It is anticipated that it will be published in its final form early in 2015.

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