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This Briefing Note, BN017 Noise Guidance for New Developments, contains very useful guidance for both Environmental Health Professionals and developers in relation to the planning process and developments where noise is a concern.  It should be noted that the Briefing Note is currently subject to review and until that review is complete it is recommended it is not used as a basis for specific Policy on Planning and Noise Controls.  The contents continue to be very relevant but require to be reviewed to reflect the most up to date guidance on specific noise levels in different situations.