If your proposed residential development is in close proximity to a railway line it is likely that the Local Planning Authority will ask for a noise and vibration assessment. We have many years of experience in helping clients through the vibration aspects of the planning process.
The assessment typically requires continuous vibration monitoring to characterise the Vibration Dose Value (VDV) and Peak Particle Velocity (PPV) vibration levels during day and night periods.
British Standard 6472-1 offers guidance on acceptable vibration criteria within buildings. Ground vibrations may cause reactions ranging from ‘just perceptible’, through ‘concern’ to ‘alarm’ and ‘discomfort’. The subjective response varies widely and is a function of situation, information, time of day and duration.
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