Loading and unloading of goods at establishments with a covered loading and unloading area.

Article 4.5.7.1.3.

Without prejudice to Article 4.5.7.0.3, the following minimum distances apply to the loading and unloading of goods in the early morning and late evening at establishments with a covered loading and unloading area if the nearest houses are situated in an area as stated in Appendix 2.2.1, 2:

1

for loading and unloading operations with low-noise equipment: 20 m between the centre of the rear of the parked truck in the loading and unloading area and the nearest houses;

2

for all other loading and unloading operations: 30 m between the centre of the rear of the parked truck in the loading and unloading area and the nearest houses.

The distances specified in paragraph 1 may be reduced after taking additional structural noise-reducing measures such as the installation of a noise barrier if it is demonstrated that the conditions stated in paragraph 2 of Article 4.5.7.0.3 have been satisfied. This may be demonstrated by means of a noise study prepared by an environmental expert recognised in the discipline of noise and vibrations as stated in Article 6, 1, c), a of the VLAREL.