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.