Tips for Noisy Neighbours – Garden Parties

Its the weekend, the weather is fine, the charcoal is lit and friends are over. It can only mean one thing – a rise in noise complaints. Yes, the combination of warm evenings and open windows is the recipe of the summer barbeque blues and, with it, a peak in poor neighbour relations. Here followsContinue reading “Tips for Noisy Neighbours – Garden Parties”

Noise Investigation Process – Timeline

Noise from Neighbours – Investigation Process This model describes the investigation process involving a typical case of noise from neighbours in a local authority (typically, an environmental health department, and sets out a rough expectation for benchmarks. We think it is best that you have an understanding of what to expect from your local authority. ThisContinue reading “Noise Investigation Process – Timeline”

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”

Noise Complaint Investgation Process

Environmental Health – The Noise Police If you are suffering from noise pollution you can usually complain directly to your local authority environmental health department (who are in most areas have the noise police role). In the majority of cases, your local police force do not enforce the specific noise legislation. However, they can beContinue reading “Noise Complaint Investgation Process”