Artificial grass pitches (AGPs) are a key part of the modern sporting landscape and provide valuable facilities for local communities. Given the potential for disturbance to neighbours, it’s important that this is considered at an early stage in the planning and design of new AGPs.
To help you with this, we’ve produced an AGP Acoustics Planning Implications guide. The downloadable guidance is based on an acoustic research programme involving detailed analysis of relevant noise guidance documents and site testing in a range of locations.
It provides details around the acoustic implications associated with AGPs and proposes appropriate noise criteria and assessment methods.
Additionally, the guide also outlines practical measures that can be applied to reduce noise in particularly sensitive areas and a checklist of key issues for you to consider.