Bill on street noise through Committee stage

Local authorities will be put under greater pressure to use their forthcoming powers to remedy noise in the streets following an amendment to the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Bill during its Committee stage in the House of Commons on 17 February.

The Bill was introduced by Andrew Hunter (Con, Basingstoke) and is not being opposed by the Government. Its purpose is to extend local authorities' existing powers to control noise from premises to abating noise in the streets. Sources which they will be able to tackle include stationary vehicles, construction machinery, burglar alarms and loudspeakers (ENDS Report 216, p 29 

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