Havsbadenuite - Sweden : following multiple complaints from the neighborhood for noise pollution, the court ruled.
The 3 courts are again free to welcome players from padel, but under certain special conditions fixed by the judge.
Grouped complaints from the neighborhood
Neighbors' complaints lodged in court were able to end up with the Swedish clubÄngelholms Tennisklubb, which saw its activities of padel. This after some neighbors have been heard by the Committee of the Environment and authorizations issued by the municipality.
The dull noises and clicks of the game of padel have had negative effects on the health and tranquility of certain neighbors for several years, the garden of the nearest neighbor being located about twenty meters from one of the courts.
Since last summer, only one of the three courts was open to games of padel between 9 a.m. and 21 p.m. - the other two having been restricted from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Modification of the decision in court
But since then, the neighbors and the club have appealed the decision and have gone back to court.
On two of the courts, games are now permitted between 9 a.m. and 21 p.m. on weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 18 p.m. on weekends. The third court is open every day from 9 a.m. to 21 p.m.
In its judgment, the court does not in any way question the fact that some neighbors may have been disturbed, but also counterbalances its decisions by explaining that it is essential that a sporting activity be practiced by the general public, in particular for health reasons.
The court asks the municipality of Ängelholm that the club find solutions (without specifying which ones) so that things improve concerning noise pollution.
Source and photo credit: hd.se
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