The introduction of the Professional Planning Guidance (ProPG) in 2017 provides advice for Local Planning Authorities, developers and their respective advisors and compliments government planning, noise policy and guidance. The document seeks to:
Dragonfly Consulting is experienced in a systematic consideration of the key elements required within the ProPG for a residential development. This can include:
Our Consultancy Team offers a construction review service to assist in the acoustic design of buildings from inception through to construction. During the design phase, potential issues such as room acoustics, speech privacy and reducing the impact of external noise sources are all taken into account.
Our team has worked on projects as diverse as medical facilities, hotels, university lecture theatres, residential houses and flats, music rooms and interview suites. In all instances we ensure that acoustic separation between rooms meets both the regulatory requirements and the standards of the client.
When applying for planning permission for a residential development, it’s likely that a Noise Impact Assessment will be required to ensure noise from external sources is kept within suitable limits. Such assessments are generally formed under the guidance within British Standard 8233:2014.
Dragonfly Consulting has been involved in the development of over 200 wind turbine sites and has considerable experience liaising with local authorities to establish their requirements for assessment of applications. We have also been involved in the type approval of new wind turbines coming into the UK.
When applying for planning permission it’s likely that a Planning Noise Assessment will be required. For this you will need an Acoustic Consultant. Dragonfly Consulting can help with your project from single dwellings to developments of 100 properties.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force in Great Britain on April 6th 2006. To comply with the regulations every employer must take steps to protect their employees, initially by undertaking a workplace noise assessment.
In order to offer our clients Air Tightness Testing and Ventilation Testing; Dragonfly Consulting have formed a partnership with Northern Air Tightness Testing Services, ensuring our projects comply with Part L1 and Part L2 of Building Regulations.
Chris Chittock, Managing Director of Dragonfly Consulting, has extensive experience in the preparation of expert witness services and providing technical evidence for planning enquiries, local authority licensing hearings and the civil courts.
Good lighting design enhances safety and improves security, it encourages movement, and encourages people to participate in outdoor working and sports activities. Good lighting design improves opportunities giving us a higher quality of life.
Ecological appraisals are often required to support planning applications to ensure compliance with the Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, and to ensure the client has regard to conserving biodiversity in the exercise of their functions.
In order to offer our clients Heritage Assessment and Consultancy services; Dragonfly Consulting have formed a partnership with Humble Heritage. Headed by Senior Heritage Consultant Liz Humble, the team at Humble Heritage allow us to offer to our clients an extensive range of heritage consultancy on all aspects of the historic environment.
Dragonfly Consulting in partnership with Kairus Ltd has extensive experience in providing monitoring, modelling and impact assessment services across a wide range of projects within the Air Quality sector. With extensive experience with the provision of air quality elements for Environmental Impact Assessments as well as stand-alone air quality projects.