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19/P/01451 | Reserved matters application pursuant to hybrid application 14/P/02109 for the replacement of Howard of Effingham School to consider the detailed design, associated playing fields, MUGA, parking and landscaping works (amended plans received which alter the size of the sports hall from 33m x 27m to 34.5m x 25.87m). | Effingham Lodge Farm, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JP
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Planning Consultation -19/P/00535 <br/><br/>Reserved matters application pursuant to hybrid application 14/P/02109 for the replacement of Howard of Effingham School to consider the detailed design, associated playing fields, MUGA, parking and landscaping works - Effingham Lodge Farm, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JP <br/><br/>Environmental Health has no objection to this application subject to the following recommendations and conditions: <br/><br/>NOISE<br/><br/>The methodology and findings of the Noise Assessment are generally agreed. The relevant guidelines and standards have been referred to and in the absence of certain information, a worst-case scenario has been used. However, with regards to the sports pitches only noise from the MUGA has been assessed. The noise (and cumulative impact) of noise from the other sports pitches and all weather pitches (used for rugby, football, cricket, rounders, running track, hockey etc) doesn?t seem to have been considered. The Noise Assessment should be revised to take the other sports pitches and areas into consideration as this may well have an impact on any mitigation measures. With regards to the report, comments as follows on the areas considered:<br/><br/>MUGA noise<br/><br/>The potential noise impact from the MUGA has been assessed with regards to the nearest noise sensitive premises for both internal and external (garden amenity area). Without any mitigation, there could be an impact on the nearest residential premises in terms of an elevation of noise levels in excess of guidelines. A 2.4m high solid barrier has been recommended along the edge of the MUGA (see fig 8 of the Noise Assessment) and this will result in both internal and external noise levels at the nearest sensitive receptor being within acceptable noise limits as per BS8233:2014. The requirement for this should be placed on any permission as condition. A suitable condition could be as follows:<br/><br/>Before any development is commenced a fully detailed scheme for protecting the existing noise sensitive premises from noise from the sports pitches and MUGA shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The scheme shall comprise such works as are necessary to ensure compliance with regard to desirable noise levels detailed in the WHO 2000 Guidelines for Community Noise and BS8233:2014 on Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings. Any works which form part of the scheme shall be fully completed before any part of the noise-sensitive development is occupied unless an alternative period is agreed in writing by the LPA and shall thereafter be maintained in perpetuity.<br/><br/>Reason: In the interests of residential amenities by ensuring an acceptable noise level for the occupants.<br/><br/>However, the report indicates that the assessment has only been made with regards to daytime school use. The D & A indicates that the MUGA will be used in the evenings and at weekends by the community. The noise report advises that further assessment work will need to be undertaken to fully assess any noise impact during this time (see page 19 of the Noise Assessment) and I?d agree with this. In addition, as mentioned before, noise (school use or community use) from the other sports pitches hasn?t been considered.<br/><br/>This could have a reflection on the specification of the noise barrier (and/or other noise mitigation measures), so it is advisable that this is explored and addressed by the applicant as soon as possible. <br/><br/>Plant noise<br/><br/>Appropriate measurements have been undertaken and a BS4142:2014 assessment has been undertaken to assess any plant impact. Background noise levels during the night were very low. In accordance with the guidance in BS4142, an absolute noise level has therefore been suggested in the report as opposed to the usual 'plant noise will not be more than -5dBA below the existing residual background noise level?.<br/><br/>Plant noise rating levels have been proposed in Table 6.3 (and duplicated below) of the noise report and I would agree with these. At these level (and these are cumulative noise levels of all plant), the criteria in BS8233:2014 should be achieved. The requirement for these levels to be met should be placed on any permission as a condition. Again, a suitable condition could be as follows:<br/><br/>Any plant or equipment etc, installed and operated at any time in connection with the carrying out of this permission shall not produce mechanical broadband or tonal noise that is in excess of the levels contained in the table below at the boundary of any noise sensitive premises. The noise specification for mechanical plant shall not cumulatively exceed these levels or generate any transient, cyclical tonal or impact noise or vibration that would significantly increase the residual continuous equivalent noise level (> +1dBA LAeq) at the nearest noise sensitive boundary. Correction factors must be included to account for any tonal characteristic and impulsivity of the noise (Ref BS4142:2014) (Note: Tonal noise shall be considered in one-third octave spectra). A regular and routine maintenance programme will be employed to ensure operational plant does not increase noise output due to mechanical wear or defect that will result in any unit failing to meet the above noise criteria. <br/><br/> Daytime (0700-2300) Night-time (2300-0700)<br/><br/> Representative background noise level dB LA90 Plant noise rating level dB LA,r Representative background noise level dB LA90 Plant noise rating level dB LA,r<br/><br/>All sensitive receptors 35 35 27-30 30<br/><br/>Limits are for cumulative noise levels from all plant.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Prior to installation of any such plant or equipment, full details of the plant, details of the operational plant noise levels and any appropriate mitigation measures to achieve compliance with the condition above must be submitted in writing for approval by the Guildford Borough Planning Authority. <br/><br/>DEMOLITION/CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS RECOMMENDATIONS <br/><br/>Due to the proximity of existing residential premises in the surrounding area, it will be important to ensure that any impact in terms of noise, dust etc are during any demolition, groundworks and construction phases is minimised and mitigated as appropriate. <br/><br/>A Construction Method Statement has been submitted with the application, however it is lacking detail in some areas. For example, there is no mention of noise from the construction itself or plant. The Method Statement will need revising and re-submitting for approval prior to any works (including demolition and groundworks) starting on site, to ensure all of the following are dealt with adequately. The requirement for this should be placed on any permission:<br/><br/>Adequate control precautions shall be taken in order to control noise emissions from any fixed plant, including generators, on site during demolition / construction activities. This may require the use of quiet plant or ensuring that the plant is sited appropriately and / or adequately attenuated. Exhaust emissions from such plant shall be vented to atmosphere such that fumes do not ingress into any property.<br/><br/>Due to the proximity of residential accommodation there should be no burning of waste material on site.<br/><br/>During demolition or construction phases, adequate control precautions should be taken in order to control the spread of dust on the site, so as to prevent a nuisance to residents in the locality. This may involve the use of dust screens and importing a water supply to wet areas of the site to inhibit dust.<br/><br/>In the event that piling works are necessary, a scheme for limiting the noise shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority and shall be in accordance with BS 5228 (Parts 1 & 4) for noise control. The scheme shall specify the proposed piling method and the reason for its selection. This shall take into account the ground conditions of the proposed development site and the proximity of residential properties. Piling shall not commence until written approval has been obtained from the Local Planning Authority. Please Note : Silent piling is the preferred option and only in extreme cases will noisy methods, such as driven piles, be permitted.<br/><br/>FLOODLIGHTING<br/><br/>Floodlighting to the sports pitches or MUGA does not appear to have been included at this stage. However, it would be sensible to include a condition on the permission prohibiting any floodlighting to any of the sports areas unless an appropriate scheme is submitted for approval. Appropriate conditions are as follows:<br/><br/>No floodlighting shall be installed until a detailed scheme of lighting has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of its installation. The scheme shall take note of and refer to the Institute of Lighting Engineers Guidance Notes for the Reduction of Obtrusive Lighting, GN01 (2011) and the CIBSE Lighting Guide 4: Sports Lighting (2006 as revised). The submitted scheme shall include a layout plan with beam orientation and a schedule of light equipment proposed (luminaire type; mounting height; aiming angles and luminaire profiles) and an ISO lux plan showing light spill. The scheme of lighting shall be installed, maintained and operated in accordance with the approved scheme unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation. <br/><br/>The use of any scheme approved shall not commence until the applicant has provided written evidence from a lighting professional that the installed scheme is in accordance with the approved scheme and is operating within predicted limits<br/><br/>HOURS OF WORK INFORMATIVE <br/><br/>Environmental Health Officers recommend controls on times to carry out works due to the potential noise nuisance from construction site activities. Demolition and construction work on site should be carried out within the following times:-<br/><br/> a) Mon - Fri working only between 08.00 hours and 18.00 hours.<br/><br/> b) Saturday working only between 08.00 hours and 13.00 hours.<br/><br/> c) No work to take place on Sundays or Bank Holidays<br/><br/><br/><br/>18-09-19<br/><br/><br/><br/>Julie Oates<br/><br/>Environmental Health Officer<br/><br/>Regulatory Services

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