Management of statutory nuisance is set out in Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The act places a duty on a local authority to investigate complaints of statutory nuisance from people living within its area.
The following issues may constitute statutory nuisances:
- noise from domestic or business premises and from vehicles and equipment in the street
- artificial light
- odour from industrial. trade or business premises
- insects from industrial. trade or business premises
- smoke from bonfires and chimneys in domestic and business premises
- dust from industrial. trade or business premises
- premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance
- fumes or gases from domestic dwellings
- accumulations or deposits on premises (such as piles of rotting rubbish)
- animals kept in such a place or manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance
If you are bothered by a nuisance speak to those responsible and explain the problem. They may not be aware they are causing you distress. If this does not work, contact Environmental Health.
Environmental Health regularly gets involved in investigating and resolving nuisance problems. Further information on how we will do this can be found in the leaflet 'Statutory Nuisance'
For more information on Statutory Nuisance follow the link https://www.gov.uk/statutory-nuisance