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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Part 5 – Noise nuisance

The noise control provisions in Part 5 are additional and complementary to the existing statutory nuisance regime under Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”). Local authorities are given the power to implement a noise nuisance service in their area up to 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In addition, provision is made for fixed penalty notices for noise nuisance and additional powers are introduced for local authority officers to seize noise making equipment.

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