Two million payout for noise abuse

LAST UPDATED: 18 Jan, 2010 @ 10:57
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Two million payout for noise abuse

VELEZ-MALAGA town hall has paid out a two million euro fine to residents in El Copo.

A hearing in 2008 ruled in favour of 18 residents who said they were subjected to long-term noise disturbance from bars and restaurants in the area between 1990 and 2003.

The Andalucia Supreme Court ordered the town hall to pay 156,000 euros to each of the 18 residents for failing to stop the noise pollution.

The case has set a precedent for residents experiencing noise pollution in other areas.

People living in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena are threatening to take legal action if the town hall does not take action against the noisy nightlife there.

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  1. Can we sue our council for dog noise. We live in a village and there are hunting dog ‘kennels’ just the other side of our garden wall. The noise is terrible in the summer and we don’t use our garden or pool because of it. It is distressing too to hear these poor dogs. This structure was not there when we bought our house seven years ago but it has made our lives a misery for six years. I would love someone to measure the decibels as all the village dogs come and join in too.

    Don’t these people know that any well fed pet will run around for fun and put up game!

    We are desperate. We plan to write to the town hall, but don’t hold out much hope. Any ideas. Maybe you could start a campaign.

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