CSP Acoustics took account of this by completing on-site survey measurements to establish the existing noise climate. Noise levels for sports activities were based on detailed sports activities for Synthetic Grass Pitches (SGPs), ascertained from prior project work. Analysis of noise impact from the development on residential properties was completed using a proprietary noise prediction software CadnaA® (Computer Aided Noise Abatement), developed by Datakustik.
The major specific challenge with the project was the lack of relevant legislation. The firm met with the local authority to discuss and agree the most appropriate method of assessing football pitch noise.
The assessment successfully demonstrated that the project was viable and the application was granted planning permission by Angus Council.