We assist from a very early stage in the planning process with master planning for all types of developments, often, but not exclusively those with a residential element. We can produce noise contour maps to provide a visually compelling tool demonstrating the impact of noise on a large site or sites. The contour maps can be used to assist in the layout and orientation of proposed developments and help to establish the potential benefit of mitigation measures such as simple screens (e.g. roadside fences) or more involved solutions, and to assess complex cumulative impact issues.
Headline recent masterplanning successes include the country's largest Eco-Park at Ince (near Ellesmere Port), the business park, technology park, education campus, hotels and museums for Silverstone, the new Circuit of Wales development in Ebbw Vale and a number of residential schemes.
We view a successful project as one in which we effectively and fairly presented the noise impacts associated with the scheme to enable decision makers to do their job, rather than just one in which our client secures the consent they need.