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Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise

This PPG gives guidance to local authorities in England on the use of their planning powers to minimise the adverse impact of noise.This PPG gives guidance to local authorities in England on the use of their planning powers to minimise the adverse impact of noise. It:

  • outlines the considerations to be taken into account in determining planning applications both for noise-sensitive developments and for those activities which will generate noise;
  • introduces the concept of noise exposure categories for residential development, encourages their use and recommends appropriate levels for exposure to different sources of noise; and
  • advises on the use of conditions to minimise the impact of noise.

ODPM: PPG 24 – Planning and Noise