The author discusses the problem of noise in urban areas caused by road traffic, aircraft and industrial and construction processes. The importance of planning the course and siting of new roads and noise-creating developments is stressed and an account is given of the ways in which unavoidable noise can be countered so as to protect housing and other residential buildings, in particular from aircraft noise, as at Heathrow. The workings of the Land Compensation Act 1973 and of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 are described insofar as they are concerned with noise. There is a brief description of the Darlington Quiet Town Experiment. Reference is made to the GLC's practice with regard to noise, in particular to its noise guidelines. /TRRL/

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    Greater London Council

    County Hall
    London SE1 7PB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • VulKan, G H
  • Publication Date: 1977-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00164264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 7168-09117
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM