Blackdog, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Mixed Use Development - CSP Acoustics

Blackdog, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Mixed Use Development

A Noise Impact Assessment was completed by CSP Acoustics on behalf of Kirkwood Homes Ltd. to support their proposed housing development at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire.

Project Overview

Sources of noise in the area determined as being likely to affect the proposed development were: road traffic from the A90 and new AWPR to the west; the Blackdog Firing Range located to the north eastand from an existing industrial estate located to the west. The proposed development sites are also subject to noise from helicopter flights.

CSP Acoustics concluded that the cumulative influence of all the noise sources identified on each development zone required mitigation measures in order to comply with Aberdeenshire Council noise criteria.

CSP Acoustics was involved in a series of meetings with Aberdeenshire Council to address Environmental Health Officers’ concerns, to provide information on the assessment completed and to design measures to mitigate noise in order to comply with local authority requirements. Following this process, the local authority granted Planning Permission.


Kirkwood Homes

Key words

Noise Impact Assessment/Road Noise/MoDFiring Range/Industrial/Noise Mapping/Aircraft Noise/Master planning/noise prediction software CadnaA®

Project Information
  • Consultation Period: 2015-2016
  • Project Completion: Unknown
Project Team
  • Architect: William Lippe Architects Ltd
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
  • Developer: Kirkwood Homes
Early Decisions Make a Difference

It is a fact that the impact of many acoustical issues can be reduced by making appropriate early stage design decisions – site layout, building planning, materials and structures choices can all affect the magnitude and therefore cost of dealing with noise, privacy and communication issues. To help designers become more aware of the impact of acoustics on design and development CSP Acoustics is happy to provide CPD Updates on Acoustics and Noise issues to design practices and client organisations. Lunchtime, or longer, CPD sessions can be arranged for delivery in-house to suit client and design organisations.

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