October 29, 2001 | Written by: James Barnes and Jeffrey Fullerton

Planning to Avoid Land Use Conflicts and Potential Noise Problems

Improved planning will not eliminate conflicts inherent to industrial development projects. However with improved planning, all parties can clearly anticipate, and potentially reduce the number and extent of the conflicts that relate directly to noise. This paper reviews historical calls for noise control planning; discusses potential conflicts on industrial projects; presents some of the authors’ experiences on projects where better planning would have been helpful and projects where it has been quite useful; and suggests that acoustical consultants encourage better planning and communication by all parties.

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