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PE01613: Taking account of sound sensitivity in regulating antisocial behaviour and environmental health

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Craig Thomson


Date Lodged: 01 August 2016

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide for the needs of people who experience sound sensitivity due to disability or medical conditions to be taken into account in legislation and guidance on noise and antisocial behaviour.

Petition History:


27 October 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the National Autistic Society, Scottish Autism, the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and local authorities. Link to Official Report 27 October 2016

30 March 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that there is no support for the action called for in the petition but recognition that there are options open to individuals who may be more sensitive to noise on a case-by-case basis. Official Report

Written Submissions: 

I feel people with disabilities, medical conditions or mental health problems are still discriminated in society. It is now 2016, I feel society should change and politicians should lead by example.

My son has Autism and is sensitive to sounds.I hope me signing this petition helps to resolve some issues

Angel Lang

18:33 on 25 Jul 2016

I also have major sound sensitivity, I know how frustrating it can be to deal with people who just don't understand. I truly hope somebody does something for you soon.

Arno Breedt

1:25 on 23 Jul 2016

My son has sound sensitivity and so I understand this is a genuine serious issue. Good luck.

Sorcha Mackay

21:01 on 14 Jul 2016

I hope you get the help & support you need a.s.a.p.

alan millar

11:42 on 14 Jul 2016

Shocking! Good luck!

Lorna Ramsay

11:34 on 14 Jul 2016

I hope this petition works for you and you get what you're after from it, I've also shared this link so I hope u get the signatures you're needing. All the best xx

Tracey Riley

21:10 on 11 Jul 2016

Thank you to everyone who has been signing. We have reached the 200 milestone. I am very grateful for your signatures and supportive comments :-)

Craig Thomson

10:40 on 11 Jul 2016

Imagine being able to hear your neighbours speaking in your house. Imagibe never getting a good nights sleep and so feeling at the end of your tether. This was what life was like for my brother due to his heightened hearing ability a facet of his autism. The resulting stress may have contributed to his heart failure

Lorraine Cran

11:38 on 09 Jul 2016

Let's make a change

David Reeks

23:18 on 07 Jul 2016

Please implement practical solutions such as soundproofing floors as standard practice in shared residential buildings, and raise awareness in relation to the suffering caused to people with conditions causing noise sensitivity. Also bring in more compassionate legislation to help people more quickly who may have loud mentally ill neighbours, so that both parties don't have to wait many months for action to be taken by a mental health assessment team.

Yasmin Raphael

22:57 on 06 Jul 2016

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