AGP Acoustics Planning Implications

Acoustic implications associated with artificial grass pitches and possible measures to reduce noise

There is no previous guidance or assessment methodology specifically relating to noise from artificial grass pitches (AGPs) and this guidance considers the issues from first principles.

This guidance provides details of acoustic implications associated with AGPs and follows on from an acoustic research programme involving detailed analysis of relevant noise guidance documents and site testing in a range of locations.

It proposes appropriate noise criteria and assessment methods and outlines practical measures that can be applied to reduce noise in particularly sensitive areas.