20 Jul

Bitesize training: wind farm noise assessment

CIEH member: £45
Affiliate member: £99
Non-member: £99

Time: 10.00 to 12.00

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

How do I pay? Please click on the book now to complete the online booking. If your local authority does not allow credit card payments please speak to our contact centre: 020 7827 5800, or email [email protected]

Please note:  The content for this course will be continually updated and amended to reflect the latest Government guidelines. 

Online (Zoom)

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This two-hour session will provide an overview of the basic approaches to wind farm noise assessments and will explore the unique policy approach to wind farms. It will cover ETSU-R-97, The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Good Practice Guide and Supplementary Guidance Notes. It will also look at how to analyse data and effectively review and respond to planning applications.

Wind farm noise can be a complex subject, and this course has been compacted into a two-hour bitesize session to provide a comprehensive overview of the following:

  • Background surveys, wind shear and derivation of noise limits#
  • Complaint investigation and compliance testing
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Planning conditions

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the dynamics between planning and statutory nuisance
  2. Discuss the challenges of noise predictions, managing scheme layouts and uncertainty

Who should attend

  • Environmental Protection Officers
  • Heads of Environmental Protection and Noise
  • Senior and Principal EHPs
  • Planners
  • Noise-reducing technology providers
  • Those with a professional interest in statutory nuisance management

CPD: 2 Hours 

Toby Lewis

Toby Lewis, Technical Director, Acoustics, WSP. After 23 years working in environmental health, Toby joined WSP in 2015 where he is now a Technical Director in the 40-strong acoustics team.
Toby has been involved with wind farm noise since the early nineties and has been involved with numerous wind farm Public Inquiries and some of the most complex complaint investigations in the UK. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers and delivered training, presentations and lectures on the subject. He was the local authority peer reviewer for the Institute of Acoustics Good Practice Guide in 2013.
Toby is a qualified trainer, a Chartered EHP and a Fellow of the IoA.

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