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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 stereo.
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 Team.

Contact Details

Environmental Regulation Team
Environmental Health Services
Scarborough Borough Council
Town Hall
St Nicholas Street
YO11 2HG

Tel: 01723 232514
Fax: 01723 365280

LGNL: 412

Scarborough Borough Council,Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. YO11 2HG
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