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Statement in response to SPSO complaint report

 18 February 2015  |  

South Ayrshire Council has today (Wednesday 18 February 2015) accepted the findings of a report from the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman (SPSO) relating to a complaint against the Council, brought by a nightclub owner.

The owner complained that the planning permission for flats next to his club (granted in 2000 and built in 2001) did not contain an enforceable condition requiring adequate sound proofing conditions in the construction of the flats.

As a consequence, residents at the flats experienced – and made complaints about – the level noise coming from the club.

To mitigate this, the club owner had to make significant changes to the property to continue operating as a nightclub. 

Eileen Howat, South Ayrshire Council's Chief Executive said: "The SPSO has upheld the complaint and requested that we apologise to the owner and reimburse the cost of sound proofing work at the venue."

"We fully accept the SPSO recommendations."

The SPSO's full report can be read here

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