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Air & Acoustic Consultants (AAC) was appointed by Countryside Properties to undertake a noise assessment in support of a reserved matters submission (access, landscape, scale, layout and appearance) in accordance with outline permission DMPA/2020/1460 for 1,042 dwellings (phase 2), new accesses, spine road, open space and associated works.

Phase 2 site is situated on currently derelict land to the south of the manufacturing units, with Walton Road to the east, agricultural land to the south and the former Drakelow C power station,

Just west of the site on land formerly occupied by the Drakelow Power Station is the E.ON UK Plc site which has been designated for use in energy purposes and includes a number of consented energy production schemes, including the construction and operation of an Energy from Waste facility.

AAC undertook the following:

  • Detailed consultation with consented Waste to Energy Plant developer
  • Noise Monitoring
  • Noise Impact Assessment of the Waste to Energy Plant and Road Noise
  • Noise Mitigation Strategy