Noise

Urban land use planning

Land-use plan:

Urban land-use planning entails the preparation of a land use map by the municipality where future land use is spatially arrange within the planning zone. The ensuing zoning plan procedures are then firmed up on the basis of the zoning laws.

Potential conflicts are usually identifiable at an early stage, especially in densely populated areas. The desire for peace and quiet is understandable from the point of view of the residents–just as much as the desire of industrialists for the least possible expenditure on sound protection measures.

Fixing emission quotas/compatibility analyses

What is the level of noise pollution that residents are already exposed to and how much extra noise should or may industrial plants looking to establish themselves expect to expose residents to?

This goal cannot be achieved through spatial separation alone; instead, the allowed emissions levels of the proposed plants must be limited. We fix this quota for you in consideration of the user-specific requirements.

Based on our extensive experience in advising industrial plants, we can draw on our wealth of experience to make reasonable assumptions for practically each type of facility, from small factories to complex petrochemical plant.

Written stipulations/environment report:

Once emission protection of the residents has been ensured, the results are summarised and clearly documented in the form of a report as the basis for the environment report. This report also includes suggestions for the stipulations contained in the land-use plan.

Suitability of the selected plots

We can support investors who decide to draw up a development plan starting in the preparatory phase by helping them find suitable plots of land and performing compatibility analyses in order to detect factors that are critical for the granting of a permit. If a particular area is under consideration by an investor, then we examine whether the available noise quotas are sufficient for the proposed project.

Extension of operations

When the requirement profile of an existing plant changes, when new plant components are added, or others are no longer needed, then an initial assessment as to whether the permissible quota permits the respective changes must be made. If this is not the case, then existing plants must become “quieter” in order to release a portion of their quota. The aim of our noise reduction planning is to find the measures that should be implemented, the extent to which they should be implemented and in which existing facilities. We support plant operators in their attempt to find the most economical solution for themselves.

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