First posted: 21 January 2018

Peal for England! Church bells to be protected in planning rules from noise complaints

An exclusive article in London's The Daily Telegraph, dated 19 January 2018, reports that

"Church bells are to win protection under new planning rules to stop people who move into towns and villages forcing councils to silence them, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

"Ministers said official planning guidance in England would be changed for new homes to show that the Government is now 'standing up for churches'.

"Churches have repeatedly had to comply with noise abatement orders to silence church bells after complaints from often only a handful of homeowners despite the fact that they have tolled for decades."

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