Noise and nuisance

The District Council has powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to deal with statutory nuisance. The areas that are covered by this legislation are listed below. Premises Where a neighbouring building is in a poor state of repair or condition and it begins to affect your property, then this can be a nuisance. An example would be where a neighbour's leaking guttering is causing damp to your property.

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Cockerel noise

The District Council can investigate noise from crowing cockerels. Noise complaints from crowing cockerels are more freq...
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Bonfires & smoke

Burning waste materials can cause pollution and a nuisance to your neighbours. Burning garden waste produces smoke, espe...
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Barking dogs

One of the most common complainants is noise from barking dogs. We all know that dogs bark, in fact that is why many ow...
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Noisy neighbours

Noise from neighbours is a common source of nuisance. The main complaints are about barking dogs, loud music or televisi...
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Smoke control areas

Under the Clean Air Act 1993 the District Council can declare all, or part, of its area as a Smoke Control Area. This p...
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Fireworks are widely used to mark public and private celebrations as well as traditional events. Whilst they can add exc...

Environmental Health

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