“Very proactive and extremely helpful, especially with technical queries. I would not hesitate to recommend and will certainly be using them again in the future.”

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AP

Under CDM2015 regs we have found CASS ALLEN to exercise a level of professionalism and due diligence which is second to none. We would therefore definitely recommend CASS ALLEN as our preferred acoustic consultant, for all of our projects.’

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SF - Taylor Wimpey South Thames

“I was very pleased with their technical knowledge and professional approach when dealing with a very awkward purchaser as well as the local authority.”

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JH, Telford Homes

“Cass Allen went above and beyond to help with the Acoustic planning performance and conditions regarding the Greenwich Creekside project…”

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LM, Capita plc

“Good comprehensive reports and advice at all design stages. Very flexible and professional, provided attendance at acoustic cladding tests at short notice.”

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DF, Berkeley Homes

“Cass Allen have assisted us on a number of our projects. I’ve been impressed with their thorough and professional approach.”

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MT, Lark Energy

When Is A Nuisance A Nuisance?

Norman Tebbutt
On Christmas Eve 2014 the government signalled a significant change in the way statutory nuisance is assessed. It confirmed that the existing ‘character of the locality’ should be taken into account when establishing if a noise is causing a nuisance or not. This seems to be a direct response to the ‘Norman Tebbutt’ campaign that was widespread through traditional print and social media.

In essence, the guidance seeks to protect long-established noise sources (eg industrial premises, music venues or pubs etc) against complaints from residents new to the area. In the past, local authorities have had little help in resisting such complaints and this has resulted in many long-established venues having to change their operations or even close permanently.

The new guidance can be seen at:-
http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/revisions/30/007/

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