A new blueprint for acoustic practitioners, council planners and developers that aims to protect home dwellers from noise by putting good acoustic design at the heart of all new residential development has been published today.

The Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise (ProPG) has been produced by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
The three organisations say that if their recommendations are followed early in the planning process:
* Good acoustic design will enable homes to be built in some areas previously considered unsuitable because of noise
* Noisy sites where residential development will never be suitable can be quickly identified, saving developers time and unnecessary costs
* Home building can be started much earlier on sites where noise is not an issue.

To download a copy, click here.