A Statutory Nuisance is determined under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Types of nuisance under the Act are:
Noise is by far the most common complaint of nuisance received by the Environmental Health Team. Nuisance can be caused by both individuals or companies, in a residential or business setting.
As with all nuisances the Local Authority must demonstrate that the nuisance is occurring, or likely to occur. To do this, we require evidence from the person suffering the nuisance in the form of log sheets, photographs, video evidence etc, to demonstrate that the issue is affecting the use and enjoyment of their property.
The determination of a statutory nuisance is based on numerous factors, including:
These are some examples:
The following list outlines some of the common complaints we receive, but cannot deal with under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Further, more detailed information can be found in the leaflets below.
If you wish to complain you can contact us on the number below, or online here: Report a nuisance - noise or other pollution