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Noise Action Plan

Draft Third Noise Action Plan 2019 - 2023

Kildare County Council proposes to update the County Noise Action Plan pursuant to the European Communities Environmental Noise Regulations 2018, (S.I. No. 549 / 2018). This Draft County Kildare Third Noise Action Plan 2019 - 2023 has regard to noise generated only by “Major Roads” and “Major Railways” in the county as defined under these Regulations. A “Major Road” means a public road which has more than 3 million vehicle passages per year. A “Major Railway” means a railway which has more than 30,000 train passages per year.

This Draft Plan does not apply to noise caused by an exposed person, noise from domestic activities, noise created by neighbours, noise at places of work, noise inside means of transport, or noise due to military activities in military areas.

The Draft Plan will be available for public inspection (excluding weekends and bank holidays) during normal opening hours at all Public Libraries in the county and at the offices of Kildare County Council, Level 4, Áras Chill Dara Devoy Park, Naas from Thursday, 25 July 2019 to close of business on Friday, 16 August 2019.

The Draft Plan will be available on the Kildare County Council website from Thursday, 25 July 2019 at:

Submissions may be made in writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation & Public Safety Department, Level 4, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas or by email to on or before 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 30 August 2019.              

All comments, including names of those making comments submitted to the council in regard to this Plan, as outlined above, will form part of the Final Plan.

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