useful links

Institute of Acoustics
Gives information on all aspects of acoustics in UK including specialist groups, and publications.
www.ioa.org.uk


Royal Town Planning Institute
Provides information on where to find planning advice, plannning matters and resource.
www.rtpi.org.uk


The Planning Inspectorate
Look here for information on a specific appeal, procedures for your planning appeal and advice on grounds of appeal.
www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk


Environment Agency
Sets out guidance on noise assessment and control for installations subject to Integrated Polution Prevention and Control (IPPC) regulation and permitting.
www.environment-agency.gov.uk


London
Details the Mayor's noise policies including ambient noise strategy for London.
www.london.gov.uk/mayor/strategies/noise


City of Westminster
Provides guidance on the Licensing Act and its application and related issues.
www.westminster.gov.uk/licensing


Department for Environment
Food and Rural Affairs 
Information from Defra on neighbourhood noise, noise and nuisance policy (The Noise Act), ambient noise, noise research and noise mapping of England.
www.defra.gov.uk/environment/noise


Health & Safety Executive
Information on noise and vibration at work,  advice for employers and employees including free leaflets, industry specific guidance.
www.hse.gov.uk