The Association of Acoustic Consultants of Ireland (AACI) is a trade association for qualified acoustic, noise and vibration consultancy practices in the Republic of Ireland. The association was initially set up to best represent the interests of acoustics professionals working in Ireland. Version 2 was issued in January 2021.

Environmental Noise Guidelines for Local Authority Enforcement and Planning Sections.

Please find a copy of the AACI publication titled ‘Environmental Noise Guidelines for Local Authority Enforcement and Planning Sections’. The guide is a complete reference to suggested appropriate noise assessment standards for use by Planning Authorities in the Republic of Ireland. To download a copy, please click on the document below (Ver 2, 2021)

This document provides a working reference document that Planning Authorities throughout the Republic of Ireland can use when attaching noise conditions to a planning application. The publication’s objective 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 in the future.  It is issued for guidance purposes without accepting legal responsibility and will fully disclaimer all contributors, bodies, associations or companies involved. The document’s purpose is to provide optional guidance to assist Planning Authorities and ‘An Bord Pleanála’, which may or may not be used at the Planners discretion.