Planning Advice Note 50: controlling the environmental effects of surface mineral workings (Annex A)

Annex A of Planning Advice Note (PAN) 50 provides advice on how the planning system can be used to keep noise emissions from surface mineral workings within environmentally acceptable limits.

Planning Advice Note PAN 50 ANNEX A
Annex A: The Control of Noise at Surface Mineral Workings

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Aims of the advice
Determination of Existing and Predicted Noise
Survey of Noise
Estimating Likely Future Noise
Use of British Standard 5228
Barrier and Soft Ground Attenuation
Noise Reflection
Mobile Plant
Meteorological Factors
Noise Limits
Noise Limit Conditions
Locations for Setting Noise Limits
Noise-sensitive Properties
Site Boundaries
Recommended Method for Choosing Locations
for the Setting of Noise Limits
Setting Values for Noise Limits
Recommended Method Setting Noise Limit Values
Noise Monitoring
Monitoring Locations
The Monitoring Period
Frequency of, and Responsibility for, Monitoring
Noise Abatement Controls
Work Sequencing and Site Layout
Baffle Mounds
Acoustic Fencing
Vehicle Reversing Alarms
Off-site Road Traffic
Maintenance of Plant
Equipment Selection
Best Practicable Means and "BATNEEC"
Acoustic Double Glazing and Secondary Glazing
Statutory Considerations
Planning Conditions
Environmental Assessment
Development Plans
Implementation and Review
Glossary of Technical Terms

planning series:

  • National Planning Policy Guidelines (NPPGs) provide statements of Government policy on nationally important land use and other planning matters, supported where appropriate by a locational framework.
  • Circulars, which also provide statements of Government policy, contain guidance on policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.
  • Planning Advice Notes (PANs) provide advice on good practice and other relevant information.

Statements of Government policy contained in NPPGs and Circulars may, so far as relevant, be material considerations to be taken into account in development plan preparation and development control.

October 1996
© Crown Copyright 1996


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