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Noise From Stadium Not a Nuisance

Dispute Resolution

In the case of Lawrence v Fen Tigers [2011] a couple lost their case for damages or an injunction for nuisance against a stadium near their home.

The couple had bought a house near a stadium and racetrack which was used for hosting motoring events.  The activities had been authorised by the local planning authority.  Despite winning an earlier case the court of appeal overturned the decision.  The noise was deemed to be an established characteristic of the neighbourhood as the events had been taking place for thirteen years.  They were not something that had been changed recently in the locality.  The planning consents were on public record and the couple and their advisors would have been able to access them before they purchased the property.

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Jacqueline Penfold
Jacqueline Penfold
Tina Ripley
Tina Ripley