Residents plagued by droning noise
Wednesday 16th October 2013, 11:11AM BST.
Noise experts are investigating a low-frequency drone that is driving residents mad.
People in the industrial Waterside area of Southampton Water have been plagued by the noise for months, with some sleeping with family and friends miles away to avoid the racket that starts around 10pm.
New Forest District Council is trying to find the cause of the noise that has led to some people needing sleeping tablets, the Southern Daily Echo reported.
“Within the last week we have received approximately 10 complaints relating to a low-frequency noise in the Waterside area,” a spokeswoman said.
“The complaints refer to the noise similar to that of a low-frequency drone, which has been occurring during the night for several months.
“Due to the large amount of heavy industry processes along the Waterside area, the Environment Agency and New Forest District Council Environmental Health teams are now working together to establish the source of the noise.
“Out-of-hours monitoring is to be carried out as part of the investigation.”