Pollution control - noise
A large proportion of the work of the Environmental Regulation
Team is concerned with the control of noise problems. These types
of problems are wide and varied and many can be effectively
dealt with by this section.
We predominantly deal with noise from artificial sources such
as discos, live entertainment, machinery, noise from construction
sites etc. We may also take action in domestic premises where there
is an ongoing noise problem e.g. from a neighbour's television or
There is no "quick fix" for noise problems, as in order to
prove that a nuisance exists, we must take readings over a period
of time, and certainly on no less than three occasions before
notice can be served. This can prove difficult if the noise is of a
sporadic nature, where there is no guarantee that a noise problem
is evident at the times of monitoring.
If a notice is successfully served in a case of a noisy
neighbour, this notice will remain in effect for an unlimited time,
and therefore if the neighbour again causes problems by the same
means, they will be liable for immediate prosecution.
If you would like further information, please email us.
Alternatively you may telephone us at the Environmental Regulation
Environmental Regulation Team
Environmental Health Services
Scarborough Borough Council
St Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232514
Fax: 01723 365280