Crail Airfield, Mixed Use Development - CSP Acoustics

Crail Airfield, Fife

CSP Acoustics LLP was engaged by EMAC Planning LLP on behalf of Landvest PCC Ltd. to conduct a Noise Impact Assessment as part of a wider Environmental Impact Assessment for the Crail Airfield Development, a mixed use proposal. This includes housing, a hotel, commercial and industrial areas.

Project Overview

The assessment considered the impact of noise from existing sources at the site. These includethe East Scotland Kart Circuit, which runs Kart and Supermoto motorcycle race event. The assessment also considered the impact of noise from the increase of future traffic flows once the development is constructed. Operational noise limits have been set for proposed industrial and commercial areas of the site to protect future residential amenity.

The main challenge with this project was the lack of official guidance on noise generated by go-karts and Supermoto vehicles. CSP Acoustics used its experience and dedication to find a method to comply with Fife Council’s noise criteria and achieve our client’s goals.

The Environmental Impact Assessment report has recently been completed for submission to Fife Council.


Landvest PLC

Key words

Noise Impact Assessment/Road Noise/Kart Noise/Super moto Noise/Industrial Noise/Master planning/Environmental Impact Assessment

Project Information
  • Consultation Period: 2015-date
  • Project Completion: Unknown
  • Project Value: Unknown
Project Team
  • Planning Consultants: EMAC planning LLP
  • Architect: Wellwood Leslie Chartered Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
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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