Most of our work is allied in some way to the planning process and Cass Allen have extensive experience in assisting clients negotiate what can be a confusing and occasionally frustrating part of the process.
The starting point for planning work is generally some form of survey to establish existing baseline conditions. Once these are known then the noise impact of, or on, the proposed development is calculated and mitigation measures are discussed with the planning team. The end result is an acoustically viable scheme that is submitted to the planning authority and which is sufficiently robust to be defensible at planning appeal if necessary.
Our work often involves negotiating acceptable acoustic criteria with the planning authority prior to submission. These criteria will typically form future planning conditions. Once planning permission has been secured we then enter the detailed design phase, which will provide the information necessary to discharge the planning conditions.