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What is noise pollution?

Excessive noise can seriously affect peoples quality of life.

Complaints about excessive noise are investigated by officers who can take action if the noise is considered to be a statutory nuisance.

Noise nuisance is covered by Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which empowers local authorities to deal with noise from fixed premises.

Before action can be taken we have to be sure that the noise constitutes a statutory nuisance.

This means that we have to prove that the noise is prejudicial to health and/or is causing an unreasonable and persistent disturbance to a complainants lifestyle.

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