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Environmental Impact Assessment

In cases where development proposals are large in scale, the Secretary of State requires an Environmental Assessment be made and submitted for consideration. Such an impact assessment is likely to include a comparison of noise levels arising prior and subsequent to the implementation of the development and any noise effects upon prevailing amenity must be identified and, where necessary, mitigated.

The most expedient approach to completing noise related EIA work is to compile a noise propagation model including all land and buildings forming part of the development proposal and, beyond that, all land and buildings that are potentially affected by the development proposal.

As AAD were an early adopter and investor in noise modelling technology, our practice is endowed with over 10 years experience in making noise assessments through modelling. AAD's noise modelling experience includes noise impact assessments from road, rail and generation of air traffic noise contours. AAD are experienced in making noise propagation predictions from active and specialist land uses including airport ground noise sources, motor racing and test circuit venues as well as from complex industrial sites.