What is a statutory nuisance?

What is a Statutory Nuisance Anyway?! When assessing the potential for nuisance the investigating officer will need to base his judgement on a number of factors. These include: •    How loud the noise is and how long it lasts•    How intrusive it is•    How frequent the intrusion is•    Whether it is a one-off or continuingContinue reading “What is a statutory nuisance?”

Control of noise on construction sites

Control of Noise from Building Sites Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 refers to noise caused through the construction, repair or demolition of buildings. It provides discretionary powers to the local authority which enable them to serve a notice specifying how those works are to be carried out in terms of theContinue reading “Control of noise on construction sites”

Anti-social Behaviour and Noise

Anti-social Behaviour and Noise The Anti–social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 updated a number of powers relating to the control and prevention of anti-social behaviour; some of which may be useful with respect to noise control. Those with responsibilities to protect communities against unreasonable levels of noise, including the police, local authorities and, in some circumstances, housingContinue reading “Anti-social Behaviour and Noise”