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Licensing Noise

The Hop YorkLicensed premises (including bars, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, bowling alleys and similar leisure facilities) all have very specific noise problems associated with them.

Noise nuisance issues associated with these entertainment and leisure venues range from the impact of loud music on nearby dwellings and establishments to noise from customers in beer gardens and external smoking areas.

Workplace noise issues can arise for staff working in a persistently loud environment. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 now covers entertainment venues such as pubs, clubs, hotels, bars, and restaurants.

For further information on occupational exposure to noise in the workplace please visit the Noise at Work section of our website.

Dragonfly Consulting specialises in noise from licensed premises and we’ve significant experience dealing with planning applications and other noise issues resulting from the implementation of the Smoke-Free Regulations 2006.

If you are planning to open a new venue or change the use of an existing venue by involving us at an early stage in the process can save you time, money and inconvenience further down the line if you are planning to open a new venue or change the use of an existing venue.

We’ve significant experience working with local authorities across the UK, particularly in the Yorkshire area, helping us to deal efficiently with noise issues from licensed premises and resolve them before they become problems.

Chris Chittock has also worked on a number of projects as an expert witness dealing with noise issues associated with licensed premises.

For more information on our Noise at Work monitoring services visit Dragonfly Consulting’s Noise at Work page.

If you would like more information about our Licensed Premises assessment services please contact us to discuss your requirements.


All the information contained on this page is available to download as a PDF file below.

Related PDF file
Noise at work – A Brief Guide (391KB)

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