Children’s shouting is not noise pollution

Children’s playgrounds and schools are no longer to be subject to noise restrictions, environment minister Jacqueline Cramer said on Thursday.

The move means locals can no longer attempt to have childcare centres moved and children kept indoors because of the noise they make.
‘Children should simply be able to play outside,’ a spokesman for the minister told news agency ANP.
There have been a number of high profile cases of people going to court because they say children’s shouts and screams are a nuisance and spoil their quality of life.

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