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Noise and Noise Law: A Practitioner’s Guide


ISBN13: 9781399505055
Published: May 2023
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00



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Covers the legal issues and latest changes in standards, codes of practice and legislation relating to noise and noise law.

This key reference text covers both the common law and the statutory controls over noise; including a detailed discussion of the role of planning law, with special attention given to the role of environmental assessment. Leading cases are covered in detail, for example, Baxter v Camden LBC, Coventry v Lawrence, Hatton v UK, Webster v Lord Advocate and Dennis v MoD.

Drawing on the authors' combined expertise, the book presents a clear and practical overview for academics, practitioners and agencies working in acoustics, noise law and evironmental law. It is also an ideal textbook for students undertaking modules on Environmental Noise and Regulation of Noise as part of the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.

  • Provides a succinct overview of the technical aspects of noise and its assessment
  • Analyses the role of common law nuisance in the control of noise pollution
  • Provides a clear and comprehensive account of the statutory controls over noise in England, Scotland and Wales, including the role of planning law
  • Discusses human rights law in relation to noise control
  • Includes end of chapter summaries and lists of key cases to provide easy access and quick referencing
  • Draws on the experience of two leading experts in the field

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Foreword – Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt.
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Basic Acoustics and Human Sound Perception
3. The Measurement and Assessment of Noise
4. Common Law Nuisance
5. Statutory Nuisance
6. Neighbourhood Noise
7. Noise and Human Rights
8. Transport Noise
9. Noise Mapping
10. Planning and Noise
11. Noise in the Workplace