A FAMILY have been awarded 45,000 euros after having to put up with 15 years of noise pollution.
The Spanish family lived next door to a pub in Pulpi, Almeria, that played music louder than 56 decibels around the clock, often failing to close at the time it was meant to.
The High Court in Andalucia ordered Pulpi council to pay the family compensation because they had failed to measure the noise levels from the bar.
A local police report backed up the pub stating that the noise levels were “reasonable” and that there was a “pleasant atmosphere and quiet music”.
However the High Court said that Pulpi council could have done more to prevent the problem.