Dudley Council’s powers to control noise from construction sites that may affect local residents are contained in the Control of Pollution Act, 1974.
Under Section 60 of this Act, the council may serve a notice imposing requirements as to the way in which works are to be carried out. Please note that Section 60 & 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 can only be used to control noise from construction sites, not dust or air quality.
Such a notice may, in particular:
The Statutory Nuisance provisions of Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 may also be used for pollution control from construction activities as well as a large variety of other situations.
Any requirements made by the council could vary according to such factors as the type and extent of the work being undertaken and the site location in relation to the surrounding residences.
For further advice and guidance please contact us.