Industry Publications

Guidance Document (Doc Ref: ENGLAPS2):

Environmental Noise Guidelines for Local Authority Enforcement and Planning Sections (Release 2).

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.

Release 2 issued: 12th January 2021 following a rigorous peer-review process within the AACI.

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 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 in the future.  It is 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.


Noise Report Checklist

We are pleased to announce the availability of our free Noise Report checklist, which has been made available for inspectors at Local Authority Planning Departments, An Bord Pleanála and the EPA. A working group has designed the checklist at the AACI to improve reporting standards in the Republic of Ireland. The checklist is a quick summary of what an inspector should seek in a competent and comprehensive report from a qualified acoustician. The purpose of issuing such a document is to continue to improve the quality of reporting standards in the Republic of Ireland. To download your copy of the checklist, click here.


Guidance Document (Doc Ref: GPGTGD1)

The AACI Good Practice Guidance Document on TGD-E,2014

The following document is at present under preparation at AACI and due for release in the latter part of quarter 4, 2022. It is proposed that the Good Practice Guidance in relation to the implementation of  TGD-E, 2014.  The document will include practical checklists, assistance with clarifying uncertainty in TGE-E, as well as details on the benefits of using a qualified acoustic consultant at the design stage should a wall or floor fail to meet the performance standard in the guidance.


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