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Pendine: ‘Crucial’ testing to exceed sound limit at MOD Range

CRUCIAL trial activity, which will consist of a limited number of firings, is due to take place until June 16 at the MOD Pendine Range.

Given the importance of the work, the trial has received Ministry of Defence approval to potentially exceed the 135dB limit at the Range boundary, under which the site normally operates, for the period of the trial.

There is no question that the statutory limit of 140dB (as specified in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005) will be exceeded and the firings will only take place between 09:00 and 18:00.

As a courtesy, QinetiQ has notified Carmarthenshire County Council, St Ishmaels Community Council, the local constabulary and Fire Service.

The Range at Pendine is managed by QinetiQ on behalf of the MOD under the terms of a Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA), which delivers test, evaluation and training support services to the UK MOD and its allies.

QinetiQ apologises in advance for any disturbance the trial may cause. Members of the public who may have concerns can call the Careline on 0800 0921345 or email