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Date published: 14th November 2016

At Norwich magistrates’ court last week (Wednesday November 9) Darren Tite pleaded guilty to one offence of breaching an Abatement Notice, contrary to Section 80 (4) & (5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

North Norfolk District Council served the Abatement Notice following neighbour complaints of excessive noise. The prosecution was brought because the nuisance continued after the service of the notice. Noise equipment, in the form of a CD/radio and 11 CDs, was seized by officers from Mr Tite’s address in Mundesley.

Magistrates imposed a 12 month conditional discharge, forfeiture of the seized equipment, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Cllr Judy Oliver, North Norfolk District Council cabinet member for Legal Services, said: “Noise nuisance can be a stressful experience for neighbours and it is important that we take legal action when other alternative avenues to resolve a problem have been explored and exhausted.

“This sends a clear signal to people creating such noise nuisance that their actions will have consequences.

“I would like to thank Victory Housing Trust for their help in this matter. The successful action came as a result of partnership working between the council and the trust.”


Last updated: 11th January 2017