Aircraft noise consultation

Dúntadate_range11 Sam, 2021, 12:01am - 28 Fea, 2022, 11:59pm

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On 18th December 2020, the airport authority for Dublin Airport (daa) submitted a planning application to Fingal County Council Planning Authority seeking to amend prior planning conditions associated with night-time aircraft activity at the airport. The application relates to night time use of the new north parallel runway and changes to permitted night-time aircraft movements across the entire airport. The application was referred to the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) for an assessment of the aircraft noise impact of the application as presented.

ANCA has now completed this noise assessment and we are now providing the opportunity for all interested individuals, groups, business or organisations  to have a say in influencing the outcome of this assessment.

The component parts of this consultation

  • Noise Abatement Objective
  • Draft Regulatory Decision and related report

  • Environmental Report for the purposes of Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Natura Impact Statement for the purposes of Appropriate Assessment

To address the objectives of the NAO, ANCA has identified noise mitigation measures, including operating restrictions, for inclusion in a decision by the planning authority. These measures are contained within the Draft Regulatory Decision (DRD) and related report.

The NAO and DRD have been assessed for effects on the environment and European Sites. These assessments are the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report  and Appropriate Assessment - Natura Impact Statement (NIS).

Additional information relating to information submitted by the applicant and used by ANCA in the aircraft noise assessment may be examined on the ANCA website.

The website of the planning authority also has information relating to planning application F20A/0668.

Why are we consulting with you now?

We recognise that there is more than one way to manage noise. The legislation provides for 14 weeks of public consultation so that everyone can consider the implications of our draft proposals and make suggestions as to how airport development can be managed in a sustainable way that achieves the best balance between airport development and protection of the environment, including human health.

ANCA will consider all submissions / observations received during this consultation prior to making a regulatory decision. We will send a copy of our regulatory decision to everyone that made a submission during this consultation.

About this consultation

A copy of the Noise Abatement Objective, Draft Regulatory Decision and related report, Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report, Appropriate Assessment – Natura Impact Statement are on display for public inspection from 11 November 2021 to 28 February 2022 (both dates inclusive) Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm at the offices of the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. 


connected_tv Webinars

Three information webinars are planned to provide more information on this consultation. The webinars will include a presentation by ANCA on the noise assessment process and outcomes and there will be a question and answers session.  The webinars will be held on the following dates

  • Wednesday 12 January 2022
  • Wednesday 9 February 2022
  • All webinars are from 6:30pm to 8.30pm

If you are interested in attending on of these webinars the link is available here Recordings will also be available at this link following the webinars.

In addition to the information presented on this consultation portal, a separate virtual consultation room has been set up to present the results of the studies

connected_tv Walk-in Information Sessions

Walk in information sessions will be provided at County Hall, Swords, by appointment only, to guide you through the consultation documents or to answer any queries you may have.  You can make an appointment by using the "book an appointment" tab on the right hand side of this page.  ANCA representatives will be available during the consultation period every Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon and between 2pm and 4pm.


info Making a submission

Submissions may be made via this consultation portal using the ‘+Make a Submission’ link on the top right of the consultation chapters.
- Start your submission and complete later;
- Get notifications and updates about the consultation;
- View other submissions.

Register for an account today for all Fingal public consultations.  This is a one-time process. 

  • Once you have activated your registration through the link sent to your email address, you can then make a submission.
  • If you already have an account, Log in to make a submission.

  • You can also post a written submission addressed to: 
    The Director of Services, Aircraft Noise Competent Authority, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main St., Swords, Co. Dublin, K67X8Y2.

  • Submissions may also be sent by email to [email protected] 

  • The ANCA Privacy Statement and Consultation Submissions Policy are attached to this consultation.

videocam How to make a submission video guide

Click this link to watch a short video on how to make a submission using the Consult Portal.

speaker_notes How to make a helpful submission

Write focused submissions focused on one or more of the five key aspects. If your submission is long, write a summary of your key points at the start of your submission. Your submission does not have to be on all the issues, just the ones that are of interest to you. Include your name and address.

Submissions should be focused on one or more of the five key aspects of the consultation.  If your submission is lengthy, please provide a summary of your key points at the start of your submission.  Additional attachments may also be uploaded as part of your submission.

Submissions do not need to relate to all the issues outlined and can be specific to your area of interest.

Please include your name and address in your submission to allow ANCA to provide you with a copy of the Regulatory Decision following consultation.

visibility Who Will See Your Submission?

Submissions are welcome from all who wish to make one. We will put all submissions received, including those received by post or e-mail on the Fingal County Council consultation portal (, and we will include the name of the individual or organisation who made the submission.

We will remove other identifying details like your address. We will do this in order to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).