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Noise Impact Assessment – Northern Ireland (NI)

Environmental noise can negatively impact human health and quality of life, potentially causing annoyance, speech intelligibility, hearing impairment and sleep disturbance. As a result, Noise Impact Assessments are often required by Local Authorities to ensure that the noise levels at your development will not affect neighbouring properties or future occupants.

OSM Environmental Consulting specialise in a range of Noise Impact Assessments, taking a practical approach to the assessment, management and mitigation of environmental noise. Our Noise Impact Assessment Team are fully equipped with industry-standard technology to assess existing and proposed noise sources across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Noise Impact Assessment services include:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Noise Sampling
    • Residential Noise Surveys
    • Construction Noise Surveys
    • Building and Room Acoustics
    • Industrial Noise Surveys
    • Noise Impact Assessment
    • Turbine Noise Surveys
    • Environmental Noise Surveys

All Noise Assessments are carried out in line with Council Environmental Health standards, including BS8233:2014 Guidance on Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings, BS4142:2014+A1:2019 Methods for Rating and Assessing Industrial and Commercial Sound, ProPG: Planning and Noise (May 2017) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Community Noise 1999.

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What is a Noise Impact Assessment?

The purpose of the noise impact assessment is to determine whether your development is likely to be negatively affected by noise (for example, a housing development by a motorway) or if it may cause noise which negatively affects its existing surroundings (for example, a factory being built beside a care home). If a Noise Impact Assessment finds any of these issues, measures to lessen the negative impact (mitigation) can be recommended. Where the mitigation is shown to reduce noise levels to an acceptable level, Local Authorities can allow your development to proceed.

Having successfully completed Noise Impact Assessments across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the OSM Noise Impact Assessment team draw on experience from both the private sector and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to ensure all of our work is completed to the highest standards.

If you require a Noise Impact Assessment, contact us today.