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The Environmental Protection Act 1990 gives the council the power to investigate complaints of nuisance, and to take action if we are satisfied that the matter is a statutory nuisance.
Statutory Nuisances are specific nuisances as defined by this law, and if proven the matter is a criminal offence. Statutory nuisance is generally defined as unreasonable and significant, and as having an unreasonable affect on a persons enjoyment of their property, it is much more than just an annoyance or being aware of something.
The Environmental Protection Unit can investigate a number of issues in relation to statutory nuisance, and as such have produced a range of advice leaflets (which are available to download from the related documents section below). These explain the law and give some suggestions to help prevent causing a nuisance.
To find out more about our procedure for dealing with complaints about nuisance, please see our leaflet called “Statutory nuisance-general advice” which is available to download from the Related Documents section below.
Alternatively you may contact us either by phone on 01702 546366 and ask for the Environmental Protection unit, or e-mail email@example.com