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1. Your neighbours can sue you in nuisance but they will not be successful. A noise level of 3dB is not sufficient to give rise to a successful nuisance action. This is because the law of nuisance allows a level of give and take between neighbours. One's right to quiet is not absolute. Reasonable user of a property is allowed without it constituting an actionable nuisance. In this situation, running a recirculating outlet with a noise level of 3dB is a reasonable user of land. You will not be injuncted to stop, nor will you have to pay damages. Here your neighbour is overplaying their hand. Since the action of the Council, the noise has gone from being an actionable nuisance to now being something for which the law does not provide a remedy.