Aura have undertaken Noise Impact Assessments to consider whether the noise at the nearest sensitive properties are within acceptable levels.
Eligibility for planning approval on the grounds of noise are then assessed using the guidance given in World Health Organisation Guidelines (WHO) and local States of Jersey guidelines.
Our report therefore described a noise impact assessment of the site, the subsequent analysis to determine the noise environment of the proposed air-conditioning unit and compared the results with local standards and specific criteria. The report included the following information:
- Location of the nearest sensitive window at the closest residential property
- Proposed operational hours of the air units
- Background noise levels assessment over the proposed hours of operation
- Frequency band analysis of noise of the proposed plant
Calculations for the predicted noise level 1 meter from the boundary of the nearest residential property.