Eastern Branch

"ProPG - What it means for planners and consultants" - A presentation by Dani Fiumicelli, Technical Director, Temple Group Thursday 12 October 2017 at 7pm The Board Room, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL

Eastern Branch Evening Meeting

“ProPG – What it Means for Planners and Consultants”

 A Presentation By Dani Fiumicelli, Technical Director, Temple Group

Thursday 12 October 2017 at 7pm

The Board Room, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL


ProPG: Planning & Noise – New Residential Development.

The ProPG has been produced to provide practitioners with guidance on a recommended approach to the management of noise within the planning system in England. The IOA, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Association of Noise Consultants have worked together to produce the guidance which encourages good acoustic design for new residential development and aims to protect people from the harmful effects of noise.  The recommended approach detailed in this guidance includes a framework to enable situations where noise is not an issue to be clearly determined, and to help identify the extent of risk at noisier sites. Higher development costs should invariably be anticipated in those areas exposed to high levels of noise that may be harmful or otherwise unacceptable. The recommended approach provides opportunities to incorporate effective design interventions that will enable residential development to proceed in areas that might otherwise have been considered unsuitable. Inevitably, there may be some situations where it is not appropriate to build new dwellings. Even in those situations, this guide will assist as it encourages early identification of the risk of refusal and supports early decision making – thereby avoiding unnecessary development and design costs. 

Attendance Certificates for CPD will be available.                                                                                      

There is no need to book a place at this event.  Please direct any queries to Hugo Cass, Secretary Eastern Branch. [Tel. 07970 807526, E-mail: info@ammonite-acoustics.co.uk ]  

For all Regional Branch activities please refer to the IOA website at: www.ioa.org.uk 



Colchester Institute’s Colchester Campus is within easy walking distance of both the railway station (Colchester Station) and the town centre. Walking from either location takes approximately 15 minutes.  The Meeting is being held in the Board Room, which is on the first floor, above the Institute’s Main Reception foyer.  The Board Room is directly opposite the first floor lifts.  The lifts are just to the right of the Reception Desk, as you enter the building.

Travelling by Car:

If travelling on the A12 via Chelmsford in a northerly direction, take the A133 exit sign-posted for Colchester Central. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Cymbeline Way (The Avenue of Remembrance) and at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Westway. At the next roundabout, take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road and Colchester Institute is on the left, beyond the retail park (including Matalan). 

If travelling south from the Ipswich direction on the A12, take the A1232 Colchester exit.  Go straight over the next  two roundabouts and down Ipswich Road to a further roundabout. Take the third exit onto Cowdray Avenue.  Go through the traffic lights, over one roundabout and at the second roundabout take the first exit onto Westway.  At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Sheepen Road, as above.

Enter the campus via the Central Gate, then proceed to the Institute’s Main Reception. 

Sat nav or google maps users please use postcode CO3 3LL

Car Parking:

Evening parking at Colchester Institute is free of charge.  Please use the main car park, accessed via the Central Gate off Sheepen Road.

12 October 2017   to  
Colchester Institute
The Board Room
Sheepen Road
Colchester, CO3-3LL
United Kingdom

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