Floating Bridge Noise

Fred WP Dawson made this Freedom of Information request to Isle of Wight Council

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Dear Isle of Wight Council,

Please could you provide me with the latest noise measurements relating to the floating bridge together with the baseline measurements.

I wish to make this request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Could you also please let me know why you have not published this information as required by section 4 of the Environmental information Regulations 2004 which places on you a proactive duty to make environmental information available.

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

Davison, Elaine, Isle of Wight Council

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Dear Mr Dawson

 

I have attached an acknowledgement in respect of your recent FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

Elaine Davison

 

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Frecknall, Helen, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 26 September 2018
concerning noise measurements relating to the floating bridge.  This
request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Unfortunately there is a delay in gathering the information, therefore we
need further time in which to provide a response to you.  We estimate that
we will have reached a decision by Friday 2 November 2018 and we will
write to you then.

 

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Helen Frecknall | Departmental Information Guardian | Regulatory Services
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Dear Frecknall, Helen,

Thank you for your reply to my EIR request.
I see that you are treating this as an FOI request and not as an EIR request as I asked it to be. I reiterate that I wish my request to answered as an EIR request.

I note that you have failed to meet your regulatory duty to provide me with the information requested within 20 working day.

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

Frecknall, Helen, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson

My apologies, yes your request is being treated as an EIR not an FOI, I have used the wrong standard letter type.

Your request should have been responded to today which is why I have sent you the email stating that there is a delay. As stated we intend to have a response for you by 2 November 2018 at the latest.

Regards

Helen Frecknall | Departmental Information Guardian | Regulatory Services |
Isle of Wight Council | Jubilee Stores| The Quay | Newport | Isle of Wight PO30 2EH
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Frecknall, Helen, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding the latest floating
bridge noise measurements, which we received on 26 September 2018. Your
request has been considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.  Please accept my apologies for the delayed response.

The latest noise measurements relating to the floating bridge are below:

Date/Tide (m) Location/Source Level
24/09/2018 (4.1) Outside 1 Bell Cottages (prow on composite 88dB(A)L[MAX]
material)
24/09/2018 (4.1) Outside 1 Bell Cottages (prow on composite 90dB(A)L[MAX]
material)
24/09/2018 (4.1) Outside 1 Bell Cottages (prow on edge of 94dB(A)L[MAX]
composite material)
24/09/2018 (4.1) 3 Bell Cottages ground floor front room, 57dB(A)L[MAX]
window closed
24/09/2018 (4.1) 3 Bell Cottages ground floor front room, 57dB(A)L[MAX]
door fractionally open
     

 

 

 

 

Baseline noise levels were measured in 2017 as shown below. It should
however be noted that the levels may not be comparable with each other
owing to differences in monitoring locations.

  17th June 2017 29th June 2017 4th July 2017
Location (all inside 2 Bell Noise Level Noise Level Noise Level
Cottages unless
stated)/Noise Source
Ground floor window closed N/A 70.8dB(A)L[MAX] 59dB(A)L[MAX]
prow impacting slipway
First floor bedroom window N/A 78.4dB(A)L[MAX] 71.6dB(A)L[MAX]
slight open (prow impacting
slipway)
Background Level (first N/A N/A 38dB(A)L[90]
floor bedroom)
Outside 1 Bell Cottages 93dB(A)L[MAX] N/A N/A

 

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Dear Frecknall, Helen,

Thank you for the information provided. Could please let me if the the measurements were carried out in accordance with the duties placed on you by the The Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006, in particular.

"Assessment methods for industrial noise indicators and port noise indicators

5.—(1) For industrial noise indicators and port noise indicators the propagation assessment method described in “ISO 9613-2:1996 Acoustics – Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors – Part 2: General method of calculation” (International Standards Organisation, 1996)(8) must be used in accordance with paragraph 2.5 of the Annex in the Recommendation.

(2) Suitable noise emission data (input data) for “ISO 9613-2:1996 Acoustics – Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors – Part 2: General method of calculation” can be obtained either from measurements carried out in accordance with one of the following methods:

(a)“Acoustics. Determination of sound power levels of multisource industrial plants for evaluation of sound pressure levels in the environment. Engineering method” (BS ISO 8297:1994, British Standards Institute)(9);

(b)“Acoustics. Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound pressure. Engineering method in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane” (BS EN ISO 3744:1995, British Standards Institute)(10);

(c)“Acoustics. Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound pressure. Survey method using an enveloping measurement surface over a reflecting plane” (BS EN ISO 3746:1996, British Standards Institute)(11),

or by using Toolkit 10 of the “Good Practice Guide for Strategic Noise Mapping and the Production of Associated Data on Noise Exposure Version 2, Position Paper Final Draft” (European Commission Working Group Assessment of Exposure to Noise, 13 January 2006)(12)."

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

Frecknall, Helen, Isle of Wight Council

I am currently out of the office until 7 November 2018.  I will respond to
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Kind regards

Helen Frecknall
Assistant Licensing/Senior Business Support Officer

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Frecknall, Helen, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson

The Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 apply to 'Agglomerations' as listed in the action plans pursuant to the regulations. The Isle of Wight is not a listed 'agglomeration' and, as such, the regulations do not apply.

Regards

Helen Frecknall | Departmental Information Guardian | Regulatory Services |
Isle of Wight Council | Jubilee Stores| The Quay | Newport | Isle of Wight PO30 2EH
Tel: (01983) 823159 (ext 6124)
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