Noise and Planning

Planning applications can often involve a requirement for a noise impact assessment. This may be to investigate how a new industrial facility will affect the surrounding area with noise pollution. It can also be required to ensure that a new school has been designed to sufficiently mitigate sound from nearby sources such as factories or motorways.

iAcoustics has ample experience in preparing noise impact statements for large and small projects, responding to RFI’s regarding noise, and acting as an expert witness at oral hearings.


All reports and assessments can be done in compliance with BS4142 Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound (2014), EPA Guidance Note for Noise (NG4, 2016) and NRA Good practice for the Treatment of Noise during the Planning of National Road Schemes (2014).

Talk To Glen Plunkett about this service

M.Sc, Acoustic Consultant, MIOA

✆   +353 (0) 1 452 1133

Technical Capabilities 

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Noise Impact Assessments & RFIs

iAcoustics measure current sound levels and use specific calculations to determine how a new development will impact environmentally.
We also offer help in designing integrated acoustic solutions to potential problems that have not arisen yet.

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Planning, Oral Hearing and Expert Witness

Oral Hearing Attendance for public projects. Expert witness for license applications and noise disputes in court

Environmental Noise Modelling

Environmental acoustics can become an issue when looking to build or extend a commercial, industrial, leisure or residential facility.
Planning permission will be dependent upon meeting the requirements set out in national and international regulations.
Road traffic noise, Railway Noise, Aircraft Noise, Mineral, Landfill and Construction, Site Noise, Wind Farms, Entertainment and Leisure
Noise, HVAC Noise.

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Noise Action Plan management

Expert advice on European Environmental Noise Directive and local authority noise action plans.


iAcoustics has an extensive portfolio of acoustic consultancy projects in Ireland and internationally. 

TU University ➡

Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland

Oman Across The Ages ➡

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Center Parcs ➡

Longford, Ireland

Talk To Our Acoustic Consultants

iAcoustics team are industry leaders in acoustic in Ireland and internationally since 2001. Get in touch with one of the team today for all acoustics projects. 

Jim Dunne

Managing Director, Senior Acoustic Consultant

✆   +353 (0) 1 452 1133

Nicola Corrigan

Accounts & Finance

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Glen Plunkett

M.Sc, Acoustic Consultant, MIOA

✆   +353 (0) 1 452 1133

Luke Coffey

Acoustic Consultant, CPD Liason

✆   +353 (0) 1 452 1133

Eoghan Tyrell

M.Sc, M.Phil Acoustic Consultant, MIOA

✆   +353 (0) 1 452 1133