Your Environment

Environmental Health services are provided by Environmental Protection team and Food and Health & Safety team.  The teams are dedicated and committed to assist all, either directly or by working work closely with external agencies ranging from Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, Anglian Water, businesses and customers throughout Breckland, and a wider range of other authorities, with the aim of working towards improving and protecting public health.

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COVID-19 Update: Environmental Protection

In response to COVID-19 government guidance and social distancing the Environmental Protection Team have adapted the service it provides. We are currently unable to carry out site visits or face to face meetings.

Breckland 2035 Sustainability Strategy

Information on what we are doing about Climate Change and how you can help

Eco-Friendly Communities

Find out what alternatives can help reduce our impact on the environment.

Noise Nuisance

If a noise is causing a serious nuisance, Breckland Council has a legal obligation to investigate

Dog Warden Service

Animal Warden Services will pick up strays, provides dog training courses and deals with dog fouling.

Environmental Permitting (Industrial Pollution Control)

Information on Industrial Pollution Control

Put a Stop to Idling Engines

Help improve the Breckland air quality

Car Electric Charging Points

Details of Car Electric Charging Points in Breckland area

Air Pollution

Information on Air Pollution legislation and reporting

Rodents, Insects & Other Pests

Information on pest control


Guidance on reporting problems with bonfires


Details on how to report an odour problem

Contaminated Land

Information for landowners and developers regarding the Council's role in dealing with contaminated land.


Overflows from drains, a cesspool or septic tank which cause a statutory nuisance can be investigated by Breckland Council.

Drinking Water Quality

Information on Private Water Supply legislation and reporting


Information on Environmental Health Enforcement policy

Light Nuisance

Light Pollution legislation and reporting

High Hedge Complaints

Information on high hedge complaint procedure

Big Switch and Save

Breckland's Big Switch and Save could help you save money on your gas and electricity bills.

Environmental Protection Privacy Notice

Details of the Environmental Protection Privacy Notice

Last updated: 07/06/2021 09:03:47