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Noise

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 complaint.

 

Further information can be found by clicking on the links below:

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

 

Commercial and Industrial activities

Pubs and Clubs

Building sites

Railways

Aircraft

Road Traffic

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.

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