The concept of 'community noise' deals with the problem of noise emissions in the environment.
'Sound' is more and more an important element in the environment of people. However, it can also be too loud so that sound becomes annoying. In this case, there is noise. The VLAREM regulations are important for the control of noise pollution in Flanders. This includes a large number of provisions of the 'European Environmental Noise Directive'. But the municipalities can also issue more specific regulations regarding noise nuisance.
Various types of mitigating measures (or remediation) can be taken to combat noise nuisance.
eco-scan can offer the following support in this context for instance concerning an environmental permit application: