Protection from Noise Sources

The best way to limit the effects of external noise is to locate new housing away from major noise sources such as main roads, airports or heavy industry. Noise problems may also be averted by building new housing to a higher specification or by suitably protecting site boundaries from noise sources. Barrier blocks of single-aspect housing and earth mounds can also be used to shield sites from noise.


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