Alton Towers wins appeal for higher noise standards

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:40 AM | Contributed by gomez

In 2004, Tussauds was fined the £5,000 by magistrates who imposed a noise abatement order after complaints from the Ropers, from Farley. The company appealed and the crown court reduced the fine to £3,500 and relaxed the abatement order, raising the permissible noise level from 32 to 40 decibels.

Read more from The BBC.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:29 PM
And the masses cheered.

What do you expect moving next to a amusement park?

Chuck, now anticipating that world record woodie they had planned.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:34 PM
Man, you must have balls of steel to want to quiet down an amusement park for your own good, and spend that much money in the process. Could you imagine, one house going against Kennywood, or Six Flags New England like this?
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:26 AM
How can they expect any park to maintain even 40 db? Cars passing by the average house on the road are right around 60 db SPL. In my own experimentation I typically listen to my TV at around 63 db SPL and music in my car sits right around 86 db SPL. A "dead silent" room in my house has a noise floor of 32 db SPL.

The number just seems quite low to me. Perhaps if the nearest house is a mile away and that is where the measurement is taken that *might* makes some sense.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:19 AM
I'm sure there's a distance attached to that metric.
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