Development in urban areas can often lead to increased traffic on the roads both during future occupancy of the development, and through site movements during the construction phase.
In order to assess the impact increased traffic can have on a development Noise Impact Assessments and Air Quality Assessments are often required as part of Planning Conditions.
Where developments are located at road intersections, railway crossings and alongside trunk roads and motorways the existing conditions may constitute an unacceptable risk for development, rendering construction in line with the existing design unfeasible for occupancy. Noise and Air Quality Assessments review site settings and proposed construction and can feed into an update in design to allow development to progress. This may be through adapted venting to windows or increased insulation of the build.