Environmental Health investigate noise complaints from domestic, commercial and industrial premises and also from construction sites. We also give advice on licence and planning applications to control noise before it becomes a problem.
There are various ways of controlling excessive noise. Listed below are the most common:
Environmental Health will investigate complaints about noise that may be a statutory nuisance to you. Common examples of noise that may be a statutory nuisance include loud music, barking dogs, intruder alarms and loud machinery. More information about how your complaint will be investigated can be found in this leaflet Neighbour Nuisance.
Environmental health is consulted on applications for new or altered development and provides advice to the Planning Officer about any potential noise problems and the best way these can be controlled. This is normally through conditions, but in rare cases Environmental Health will recommend refusal where we think the noise cannot be controlled to an acceptable level.
Environmental Health is consulted on applications for premises licenses and for Temporary Event Notices. We will look at the impact of noise and recommend conditions for the licence, or object where we consider the noise will cause a public nuisance.
Noise from construction sites will mostly be controlled through Planning, but Environmental Health can also make a developer carry out work in a quieter way. You should contact Environmental Health for further advice if you are being affected by noise from construction sites.
Other Noise Services
Richmondshire District Council provides a Croft Circuit Information line Tel 01748 901119. This advises on scheduled circuit activity for the forthcoming week and provides provisional results for the previous week. The line is updated every Wednesday.