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 Noise Action Plan 

Noise Action Plan Agglomeration - Summary

 

Cork County Council and Cork City Council are designated action planning authorities for the Agglomeration area of Cork. The main purpose of the action planning authority is making and approving action plans, in consultation with the EPA, Noise Mapping Bodies (NMB’s) for the noise mapping involved and the general public.

Cork County Council and Cork City Council have prepared a Noise Action Plan in accordance with the EU directive 2002/49/EC commonly referred to as the ‘END’ Directive and S.I. 140 of 2006 commonly referred to as the Environmental Noise Regulations.

The purpose of the Noise Action Plan is to act as a means of managing environmental noise, and to meet the aims of the directive of preventing, and reducing where necessary, environmental noise through the adoption of the Action Plan.

This Noise Action Plan relates to the Agglomeration of cork which is defined in the Environmental Noise Regulation as:

‘The restricted area of Cork as specified in the First Schedule to the Air Pollution Act 1987 (Marketing, sale and Distribution of Fuels) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No,118 of 1998)’ [2]

The restricted are of Cork under the Air Pollution Act 1987 (Marketing, Sale and Distribution of Fuels) Regulations 1998 is defined as follows:

  • The county borough of Cork
  • The included areas of the administrative county of Cork
    • The district Electoral Divisions of
      • Ballincollig
      • Douglas
      • Iniskenny
      • Lehenagh
      • Rathcooney
  • That part of the District Electoral Divisions of Bishopstown and St. Mary’s not within the county borough of Cork

In accordance with the requirements of the European Noise Directive, Strategic Noise Mapping  is reported to the European Commission every 5 years. Round 3 Strategic Noise Mapping has been prepared for the Cork Agglomeration and the Round 2 Noise Action Plan 2013-2018 is currently being updated.