September 18, 2023

Qualified Noses for our Air Quality Team

Dragonfly Consulting are pleased to announce that our Air Quality team lead Adam Price and consultancy team member Bailey Hoare have completed their Odour Sensitivity Test for the year in collaboration with Silsoe Odours. Both returned an individual odour threshold within the acceptable range, having been tested in accordance with European Standard BS EN13736:2022 meaning that we are ready and able to get out to site and continue to fill all of your odour […]
September 7, 2023

Secretary of State proposes changes to the planning system

On the 24th July Michael Gove, in his role as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities set out plans for changes to the planning system, with a particular focus on ‘regeneration and inner-city densification’. Now I have had time to fully digest these proposals, I wanted to take a moment to look at the implications of the proposed changes for noise impact. In particular in relation to that ‘inner-city densification’ Peering […]
January 10, 2022

Wold View Farm case study

Dragonfly Consulting was instructed by Wold View Farm to undertake a noise impact assessment to support a planning application for a proposed wedding and events venue at Wold View Farm, Cottam. The site is an existing farm with the main wedding and events area being a former manufacturing workshop surrounded by a copse of trees.  The site is surrounded by farmland in all varieties i.e. vegetables to arable. The proposal for the site was […]
March 16, 2021

Birmingham office open for business

We’re excited to announce that we have now moved in to our Birmingham base with DB3 Architecture! Although we have always been committed to serving the entirety of the United Kingdom, the new office space allows us to travel less and reduce both the time our consultants spend travelling, and our impact on the environment.  Our new team member, Adam Shaw, will be heading up the office. Adam is available to email on, […]
May 15, 2020

Extended Construction Site Working Hours, What do Contractors Need to do?

Following the Government’s Ministerial Statement on 13th May, directing local authorities to permit longer construction working hours, we anticipate many companies may wish to operate their sites for longer each day. An increase in working hours until 9pm or longer will help with the feasibility of social distancing on site, whilst allowing contractors to meet project timescales. Extended working hours are expected to be permitted for a number of months. However, provision for longer […]
May 14, 2020

What Do Lockdown Changes Mean for Noise and Vibration?

At the moment, the Prime Minister’s announcement of changes to the lockdown does not introduce any significant changes for Dragonfly Consulting. Our team will continue to work from home but are able to undertake all site-based work with appropriate precautions. We will be taking the same individual approach to considering the noise and vibration assessment needs of each site to determine if measurements can be undertaken or if a prediction-based approach is required in […]
March 27, 2020

Gigs at De Montfort Hall

Dragonfly Consulting recently created an Events Noise Management Plan and undertook the subsequent Compliance Monitoring for the Gigs in the Garden event, hosted at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. The event boasted performances from big names such as Jax Jones, Busted, Professor Green and Kaiser Chiefs. The first stages of this project required us to identify and monitor at a number of noise sensitive receptors prior to the event to identify ambient levels. Subsequently, using […]
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