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Noise Complaints

Requested on
Tue 25th October, 2011
Reference
FOI 1493
Resolution
Information provided

Question

After taking advice from numerous Local Authorities, I would like to request formally that you answer the following (much restricted) FoI request.

I am writing to request formally, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 as appropriate, for details of neighboring/ nearby householders noise complaints directly arising as a result of the installation of small scale wind turbines or air source heat pumps falling within the statutory definition of microgeneration as defined in the Climate Change and sustainable Energy Act 2006 along with complaints about the noise from air conditioning units received within the curtilage of a dwelling house your Council has received between 1st January 2008 and 1st October 2011. Please also state the maximum of any sound measurements taken during any investigated case and whether the complaint was upheld.

Please also include the number of cases which are currently being investigated, and therefore protected by the data protection act.

Answer

Charnwood Borough Council have received no complaints about noise from domestic small scale wind turbines, air source heat pumps or air conditioning units between 1st January 2008 and 1st October 2011 affecting other domestic properties.  We are not currently investigating any such cases.

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