Noisy neighbours—the court’s approach to injunctive relief

Noisy neighbours—the court’s approach to injunctive relief
Many understand the torment of a noisy neighbour and the difficulty of getting the noise to stop. To resolve the issue, the sufferer may try to speak with their neighbour, engage in mediation, complain to the local council with a view to getting a noise abatement order, or bring a costly civil claim in the courts for nuisance. Such an action may result in a monetary award in damages or an injunction which prevents or regulates the noise. Kate Andrews, partner at Hamlins LLP, considers the decision in Peires.
Peires v Bickerton’s Aerodromes Ltd [2016] EWHC 560 (Ch), [2016] All ER (D) 160 (Mar)The Chancery Division allowed the claimant’s claim in nuisance, where helicopter training activities taking place on the defendant's aerodrome had caused unreasonable and excessive noise at the claimant's property. The appropriate remedy was an injunction that would sanction the activity but limit it to a reasonable level.
What was the court’s approach to noise nuisance in Peires?

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