Construction Sites and Prior Consent
Construction and demolition sites may give rise to complaints of noise and dust where existing residential properties are close to the site.
The site operator has a duty to use appropriate control measures where practical and appropriate to control and minimise dust and noise emissions. These sites may be restricted by conditions applied to their planning permission and you should contact the Planning Department to discuss this.
Emergency Construction Works
Certain types of work must be undertaken in an emergency or during unsociable hours such as repairs to gas supplies or repairs to road and rail network. Where possible in these situations we would expect the works to be completed swiftly and use advanced publicity to warn residents of the work.
Contractors can make an application for prior approval under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 to undertake noisy construction work. The Council will apply conditions to construction hours, plant and equipment to be used, and noise limits to be adhered to.
To make an application for prior consent please complete and return the application form below.
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