Irish Planning Noise Condition Guidance

Irish Planning Noise Condition Guidance2018-12-13T18:26:50+00:00

ICAN Acoustics are currently working with a number of stakeholders with regard to the development of a guidance document which will consist of a complete reference to suggested appropriate noise assessment standards for use by Planning Authorities in the Republic of Ireland. It is proposed that this guidance document will be prepared in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, to include Planning Specialists, Local Authorities, Noise Consultants and Environmental Health Officers.

It is proposed that the publication will be presented to Dublin City Council, the Irish EPA, the Irish Planning Institute as well as the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment  with a view to adoption of the guidance on a national level. The objective of the exercise is to provide a working reference document so that Planning Authorities throughout the Republic of Ireland can reference it when attaching noise conditions to a planning application. The objective of the publication is to ensure that consistent, relevant, appropriate and enforceable conditions are attached to proposed future developments.  It is expected that the guidance document will not suit all situations, however it will provide a major step in ensuring that noise is adequately considered in a sustainable way into the future.  It is proposed that this document on completion would be presented to the Institute of Acoustics for review and then issued formally as a published guidance document following a peer review. It will be issued for guidance purposes only without accepting legal responsibility and will fully disclaimer all contributors, bodies, associations or companies involved. The purpose of the document is to provide optional guidance to assist Planning Authorities and ‘An Bord Pleanála’ which may or may not be used at the Planners discretion.


If you are interested in taking part in this working group and publication, please contact:

Diarmuid Keaney M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics, MIOA

Email: diarmuid


Provisional Working Group (TBA):

Diarmuid Keaney M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics, MIOA (Private Consultancy).

Ted Dalton M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics, MIOA (Private Consultancy).

Damian Brosnan M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics, MIOA (Private Consultancy).

Siobhan Maher B.Sc. M.Tech, Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control, MIOA (Private Consultancy).

Dermot Maloney M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics, MIOA (Private Consultancy).

Sarah Middleton EHO, Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control, MIOA (Environmental Health, Dublin City Council).

Private Planning Consultant 1: Fintan Morrin, Associate, The Planning Partnership (Private Consultancy).

Private Planning Consultant 2: TBA

Local Authority Planning Consultant 1:

Local Authority Planning Consultant 2:


While every care has been taken to ensure that the content of this document is accurate,  the contributors/review body/companies/authorities  involved  shall have no legal responsibility for the content or the accuracy of the information so provided or for any loss or damage caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on the use of such information.