There are special legislative regimes dealing with noise: from loudspeakers in streets1; from audible intruder alarms2; from a dwelling at night-time3; within a noise abatement area4; from a construction site5; and from plant or machinery6.
Subject to what might be permitted by a specific legislative regime, noise7 emitted8 from premises9 so as to be prejudicial to health10 or a nuisance11 constitutes a statutory nuisance12, except:
(1) in relation to premises:
(a) occupied on behalf of the Crown for naval, military or air force purposes or for the purposes of the department of the Secretary of State having responsibility for defence13;
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