No external plant specified

Where there is no external plant specified and the acoustician confirms that there is no significant noise source, it is acceptable for the acoustician to provide a formal statement in lieu of the noise impact assessment. All other evidence for this issue must be provided as listed in the Evidence table.

The formal statement should be produced by a ‘suitably qualified acoustician’ (as defined in the Relevant Definitions for this issue) and should justify this approach with reference to the specific internal plant to be installed¬†and the proximity of any noise sensitive areas or buildings.

The statement must explain clearly how the aim of the issue is being met.