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Noise

4. Construction and demolition sites

We monitor construction and demolition site activities to minimise pollution caused by noise, dust and other nuisance and will respond to complaints and take enforcement action where necessary.

We expect contractors to minimise noise nuisance to local residents. The council will use its powers under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 to control noise from demolition and construction sites.

Any works which can be heard outside the site boundary must only be carried out between:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 12:30pm
  • Sundays, Public and Bank Holidays - no noisy working audible from the site boundary

Please view the guidance notes for contractors (PDF 300kb) for more information.

Protecting the environment