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Neighbours: One in ten now have a hot tub in their gardens. Noise stated as main cause of "Garden Rage".

Neighbours: One in ten now have a hot tub in their gardens. Noise stated as main cause of "Garden Rage". | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
A report by OnePoll found that people are furnishing their outdoor spaces with increasingly expensive equipment - and the average UK garden is now worth £1,928.
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Planning: CLG announce a "light touch neighbour consultation scheme" to appease rebels in PD for conservatories row.

Planning: CLG announce a "light touch neighbour consultation scheme" to appease rebels in PD for conservatories row. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
The Government has watered down its controversial planning reforms, with a new right for neighbours to be consulted before homeowners take advantage of relaxed rules on extensions.
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Neighbours: Nuisance Neighbour in Wandsworth told to stop noise audible outside his flat between 20:00 and 21:00.

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Acoustics: Explosion at Texan fertiliser plant heard over 45 miles away.

Acoustics: Explosion at Texan fertiliser plant heard over 45 miles away. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Up to 15 people have been killed in an explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, police said.
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Wind Farms: Judge rules there is "No Objective Justification" for a policy of indiscriminate separation distances.

Such rules have been adopted a lot in recent months and have been cruising for JR.  For example south cambs where I calaculated by mapping distances around each home in the district would leave 0% ...
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Renewables: Scientists in Glasgow announce an easier way of producing Hydrogen. Fuel cell cars one step closer.

Renewables: Scientists in Glasgow announce an easier way of producing Hydrogen. Fuel cell cars one step closer. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Scientists have harnessed the principles of photosynthesis to develop a new way of producing hydrogen – in a breakthrough that offers a possible solution to global energy problems.
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Planning: Advice ignored over building residential properties near nuclear sites in Lydd Airport expansion.

Planning: Advice ignored over building residential properties near nuclear sites in Lydd Airport expansion. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Jamie Doward: Concern grows as Lydd airport, near Dungeness, given the green light for expansion despite warnings
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Planning: A curious article from the Spectator that starts with Nimbyism and finishes with a pop at Building Regs.

Planning: A curious article from the Spectator that starts with Nimbyism and finishes with a pop at Building Regs. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Pity the poor Nimbys. Not only has the government's horrible new planning regime come into force, but last week we heard the pro-HS2 lobbyists describing them as 'posh people standing…
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Human Rights: Planning policy vs. the UN rights of the child and the ECHR.

Human Rights: Planning policy vs. the UN rights of the child and the ECHR. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Stevens v. Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, Hickinbottom J, 10 April 2013 read judgment As the judge explicitly recognised, this case raised the clash of two principles - ...
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Legislation: Noise laws in Tallahasse deemed illegal as they interfered with free-speech.

Legislation: Noise laws in Tallahasse deemed illegal as they interfered with free-speech. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in the House and Senate are advancing bills to address issues raised by a December ruling of the Florida Supreme Court
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Acoustics: Consultants brought in to improve atmosphere at Manchester United's stadium.

Acoustics: Consultants brought in to improve atmosphere at Manchester United's stadium. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Fans concerned that their chants are not being heard by others in the Theatre of Dreams
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Audio: Sound of the Big Bang "remixed". The beginning of the clip sounds suspiciously TARDIS-like.

Audio: Sound of the Big Bang "remixed". The beginning of the clip sounds suspiciously TARDIS-like. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
A scientist has 'remixed' his version of the sound of the big bang - originally devised a decade ago - in light of detailed new data from the Planck cosmology probe.
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MPs are urged to 'clear up the fear' over house blight

MPs are urged to  'clear up the fear' over house blight | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
CURRENT blight laws need to be reviewed to assist people whose homes or land are affected by major infrastructure decisions taken in Westminster, a former Tory minister said this week.Meriden MP...
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Former Defra SoS proposes Private Members Bill that would require Land Compensation considerations to be based on Noise Maps.
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Renewable Heat: DECC Minister confirms plans to support for Renewable Heat systems, including Air Source Heat Pumps.

Renewable Heat: DECC Minister confirms plans to support for Renewable Heat systems, including Air Source Heat Pumps. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: The climate minister says the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is back on track after latest delays
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Hansard: DCMS confirm plans to bring forward licensing deregulation for some entertainment venues.

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Housing: An interesting article about the size of modern dwellings. Noise cited as one issue of dissatisfaction.

Housing: An interesting article about the size of modern dwellings. Noise cited as one issue of dissatisfaction. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
The UK has some of the smallest new homes in Europe. So how can people cope living in a small space?
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Aviation: Boeing and NASA complete test flights of new design of aircraft. Noise impact stated to be lower.

Aviation: Boeing and NASA complete test flights of new design of aircraft. Noise impact stated to be lower. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Boeing and Nasa are hailing a new generation of quieter and more fuel efficient aircraft after the completion of eight months successfully testing their 'Blended Wing Body' (BWB) prototype.
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Renewables: Group of 106 MPs call for an end to Wind Farm subsidies.

Renewables: Group of 106 MPs call for an end to Wind Farm subsidies. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Wind farm developers are facing a dramatic escalation of opposition from dozens of MPs who say they will fight every application in their constituencies.
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Aviation: Google chief warns of unregulated civilian drone use. No mention of noise though.

Aviation: Google chief warns of unregulated civilian drone use. No mention of noise though. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
The influential head of Google, Eric Schmidt, calls for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privacy and security concerns.
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Acoustics: An interesting article that discusses how to get a good atmosphere in a sport stadium.

Acoustics: An interesting article that discusses how to get a good atmosphere in a sport stadium. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Manchester United have hired an acoustic expert to boost noise levels at Old Trafford. How easy is it to engineer that sense of crowd magic?
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Aviation: Lydd Airport expansion approved to the chagrin of the RSPB and CPRE.

Aviation: Lydd Airport expansion approved to the chagrin of the RSPB and CPRE. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Environmentalists disappointed by decision to approve plan to extend runway at Lydd, also known as London Ashford airport
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Local Government Ombudsman: Case reports on Maladministration over noise comps published.

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Civil Service: Plans revealed to move CLG from Eland House to Home Office HQ in Marsham St, saving CLG £24m.

Civil Service: Plans revealed to move CLG from Eland House to Home Office HQ in Marsham St, saving CLG £24m. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Ministers have revealed that they expect to save £24 million by squeezing thousands of civil servants from two departments into one building.
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FOI: Prestatyn Town Council calls for "reasonableness" clause to be introduced to the FOI after 80+ requests in 2012.

FOI: Prestatyn Town Council calls for "reasonableness" clause to be introduced to the FOI after 80+ requests in 2012. | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Calls are made to change the Freedom of Information Act as a town council says the number of requests it receives - mostly from one person - is hampering its work.
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Aviation: Claims that 2 million more residents to be blighted by noise if Heathrow get their 4 runway solution

Aviation: Claims that 2 million more residents to be blighted by noise if Heathrow get their 4 runway solution | Noise News Centre | Scoop.it
Two million more people will have their lives blighted by aircraft noise if Heathrow is allowed to expand to a four-runway airport, it was claimed today.
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