NEIGHBOURHOOD NOISE LEVELS - NEWCASTLE'S EXPERIENCE AND SOME FUTURE PROBLEMS

Consideration is given to reports that neighbourhood noise levels are gradually rising, and reference is made to DOE Circular 10/73 - Planning and Noise, which recommended local planning authorities to collate information on noise problems already known to them or provided by other authorities and to identify any areas likely to become problem areas. Problems associated with the possible monitoring of noise levels for planning purposes are discussed, and some of the work being undertaken in this field that is in progress at Newcastle upon Tyne is described. A pilot monitoring study designed to seek clarification on information value is described, which involved monitoring at three sites for three weeks. The results obtained are described as extremely disappointing, and the reasons for the difficulties and possible alternative ways of monitoring noise levels are mentioned. (TRRL)

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cresswell, C
  • Publication Date: 1979-7-31

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  • Accession Number: 00308786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM