Noise arising from commercial activities can
be investigated by the Environmental Health & Trading Standards
Service under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
We can take action where we are satisfied that
that noise amounting to a statutory nuisance exists, or is likely
to occur or recur.
The law does not specify noise levels or time
limits, but requires an objective judgement to be made by officers,
based upon factor including:
- How often the noise occurs
- Its duration
- How loud it is
- The time of day/night
- The character of the noise (whether it has
any particularly annoying characteristics)
- The nature of the area
Just because the noise is audible, it does not
necessarily mean it is a statutory nuisance. Noise nuisance
is judged from the average persons viewpoint in line with
legislation and guidance.
Where the noise arises from a domestic
premises, the Community Regulation Team will investigate your
Further information can be found by clicking
on the links below:
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Commercial and Industrial activities
Pubs and Clubs
Domestic properties/private homes
To report an incident of noise disturbance please call 01234
718099 during office hours, or to log your call out of hours please
call 01234 267422, follow the options and press option 6, this will
allow you to speak to a member of staff from the out of hours
reception service who will log details of your call.