Investigation and Enforcement

Advice on the Noise Investigation and Enforcement Processes

Collecting Evidence

Evidence is Key Success in enforcement depends largely upon the strength of the evidence you and the enforcement agency collect. Firstly, you must be able to persuade the enforcement body that you are suffering from a significant problem that warrants formal action. Secondly, in order to be able to take enforcement action, a substantial bodyContinue reading “Collecting Evidence”

A Night Out with the Noise Police

A Night Out with the Noise Police We recently spent a night out with the noise police (or as they are more accurately referred to the “environmental health officers”) on one of their weekend night shifts. We joined them in a predominantly urban local authority area in the south of England (Glasgow have also made account of their own experience). Fewer CouncilsContinue reading “A Night Out with the Noise Police”

Noise at Night-time

Out of Office Hours – Noise at Night-time Many people who come to us for help suffer from noise at night-time; be it due to the noisy neighbour, misfiring intruder alarm or noisy pub. As such, many noise issues don’t fit into the 9 to 5 office hours pattern that public services tend to keep.Continue reading “Noise at Night-time”

Summary of the Main Legislation

The following provides a brief summary of the main specific noise pollution laws invoked in relation to neighbourhood noise and nuisance issues. STATUTORY NUISANCES Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 lists two statutory nuisances relating to noise: (a)    Noise emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance; and(b)    NoiseContinue reading “Summary of the Main Legislation”

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