Government review into heat pump noise recommends lifting planning restrictions after finding 'low number of complaints'

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The review found residents who lived near a heat pump found a 'low number of complaints' regarding noise from the heat pumps (Image credit: Getty)

A government review into heat pump noise has recommended reducing planning restrictions for heat pumps after finding there was a 'low number of complaints' associated with their noise.

The latest report into heat pump noise has recommended removing some permitted development requirements for heat pump installations despite concerns previously being raised around the potential noise pollution from the heating system.

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