Noise complaints mean fewer concerts in Hyde Park

  • The number of concerts which can take place in Hyde Park will be reduced from 13 to nine from next year following recent complaints about noise
  • The crowd limit will also fall from 80,000 to 65,000, and in some cases 50,000 from 2013
  • The number of concerts came into question after residents in Knightsbridge and Belgravia complained about noise
  • There were 109 complaints from residents in 2011, around twice as many as in 2010

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