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Environmental Issues

Upgrade of Interactive Maps

We are currently dealing with an upgrade to our website that includes various maps. These include Conservation Area and Listed Buildings, Tree Preservation Orders and Flood Alleviation. We apologise for any inconvenience.

What is ‘statutory nuisance’?

We can investigate complaints about issues that are a ‘statutory nuisance’ under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

To count as a statutory nuisance, the issue must:

  • unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of your home or other premises or
  • injure health or be likely to injure health.

Examples of statutory nuisance include:

  • noise from premises, vehicles, equipment or machinery in the street
  • smoke from residential, business and industrial premises (including bonfires)
  • smells from industry, trade or business premises (eg sewage treatment works, factories and restaurants)
  • artificial light from premises, such as domestic and commercial security lights and floodlit football pitches
  • insect infestations from industrial, trade or business premises
  • accumulation or deposits on premises, such as piles of rotting rubbish.
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