Environmental protection team The issues our Environmental Protection Team is responsible for. Air quality We have a duty to review and asses air quality periodically, reporting our findings in an Annual Status Report (ASR). Bathing waters The bathing water season operates from 15th May to 30th September annually. Construction sites Construction and demolition sites may cause complaints of noise and dust for the residential properties close to the site. Contaminated land We have a long history of industrial activities with potential impact on the condition of the land. Cooling towers and evaporative condensers Information on how you can notify us if you operate a non-domestic cooling tower. Environmental permitting Information on how you can apply for installations. Light pollution Information on what is considered light pollution and how to make a complaint. Noise pollution Information on what is considered to be noise pollution and how to make a complaint. Odour and dust pollution Odour and dust can arise from a number of sources such as construction sites, restaurants, industrial sites and agricultural land. Smoke pollution Information on bonfires and commercial waste. Smoke control areas and furnaces The majority of our borough is covered by Smoke Control Orders.