If you are being affected by noise from machinery, first consider approaching the business or neighbour to advise them of the problem, if safe to do so. They may not be aware that the noise from their premises is affecting you. Customers who are tenants of housing associations can also report issues to their landlords. These may lead to the problem being resolved swiftly and informally.
Please note that under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, members of the public can take private action in the magistrates’ court against the party responsible for causing the problem.
If talking to the business or neighbour or landlord hasn’t worked, or if you do not wish to take your own private action, you can report the issue to the Council by completing the form below.
Please see below the definition of Fixed and Machinery/plant - mobile equipment.
Fixed machinery is any equipment that is static, such as refrigeration plant, extract fans and air conditioning units.
Machinery/plant – mobile is equipment that can be moved from place to place, for example generators, tractors and other wheeled equipment, this does not apply to music emitted from vehicles, which is enforced by the police