Nuisances including noise
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 gives the Council powers to deal with statutory nuisances including noise. The areas covered by this legislation include:
- Premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance. This could include a situation where your home is affected by dampness caused by defects in an adjoining building. Please also note that premises include land.
- Smoke from domestic or industrial premises; bonfires or chimneys.
- Fumes or gases emitted from premises.
- Dust, steam, smell or other effluvia emitted from industrial trade or business premises, i.e. not domestic premises.
- Accumulations or deposits - common examples of this are domestic refuse, dog faeces etc.
- Any animal kept in such a place or manner to affect neighbouring premises.
- Insects emanating from industrial, trade or business premises.
- Artificial light.
- Noise from premises.
- Noise from vehicles, machinery or equipment in a street (this does not include normal traffic noise).
The law is extremely complex and each case would need to be individually assessed. If you would like further information or would like to discuss a specific issue, please contact a member of the Environmental Protection Team on 0115 9072244 Ext. 3820.
The following leaflets are available: