Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise
- Published: 3 October 1994
- Site: Planning, building and the environment
Planning Policy Guidance 24 (PPG24) guides 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
It explains the concept of noise exposure categories for
residential development and recommends appropriate levels for
exposure to different sources of noise.
It also advises on the use of conditions to minimise the
impact of noise. Six annexes contain noise exposure categories
for dwellings, explain noise levels, give detailed guidance on
the assessment of noise from different sources, gives examples
of planning conditions, specify noise limits, and advise on
insulation of buildings against external noise.
PPG24 was published 3 October 1994 but dated September
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