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    Just wondering as they're knocking down a nearby mill and have been starting at 7am this past week which although with our building layout it probably doesnt wake anyone up, is pretty loud regardless ?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Just wondering as they're knocking down a nearby mill and have been starting at 7am this past week which although with our building layout it probably doesnt wake anyone up, is pretty loud regardless ?
    I think it depends on the area you live, but there's generally restrictions on the hours they should be making noise in :holmes:
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    I think it depends on the area you live, but there's generally restrictions on the hours they should be making noise in :holmes:
    We live in a big residential area so recon they shouldn't start so early
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    We live in a big residential area so recon they shouldn't start so early
    Sorry, I mean in the sense of which council you fall under etc

    It will apply to residential areas either way, but might vary on the timings.

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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Sorry, I mean in the sense of which council you fall under etc

    It will apply to residential areas either way, but might vary on the timings.

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    My local council website has nothing on it, I ll ask them when I have to phone up to pay council tax tommorow
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    My local council website has nothing on it, I ll ask them when I have to phone up to pay council tax tommorow
    As said its the responsibility of the Council.

    Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (COPA)
    Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

    Talk to the Environmental Protection department.

    They can serve a notice and if they dont comply, then they get fined. See what they have to say as complaints may already have been made or start a petition or go and talk to the site owners. Keep a diary if its regular.

    Typical hours might be

    7.30am until 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 1pm on Saturdays. No noisy works should be carried out on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    As said its the responsibility of the Council.

    Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (COPA)
    Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

    Talk to the Environmental Protection department.

    They can serve a notice and if they dont comply, then they get fined. See what they have to say as complaints may already have been made or start a petition or go and talk to the site owners. Keep a diary if its regular.

    Typical hours might be

    7.30am until 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 1pm on Saturdays. No noisy works should be carried out on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
    I think so far it's been that they be started at 7am on weekdays otherwise they ve been within those hours, don't have much faith in environmental health but if it gets worse I m speaking to them.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think so far it's been that they be started at 7am on weekdays otherwise they ve been within those hours, don't have much faith in environmental health but if it gets worse I m speaking to them.
    If its just you they are going to care imo. With money involved, then they are just going to do it. The only way environmental; health are going to be bothered is if there are pre existing conditions and you have good evidence they are breaching it or there are lots of complaints about the same thing.

    If you think its regular, then start keeping a diary now. You mght be able to tell if you have a look at what is planned for that site. It might be demolition and then building after i.e a long term thing.

    In that case you might wnat to put them on notice now.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    If its just you they are going to care imo. With money involved, then they are just going to do it. The only way environmental; health are going to be bothered is if there are pre existing conditions and you have good evidence they are breaching it or there are lots of complaints about the same thing.

    If you think its regular, then start keeping a diary now. You mght be able to tell if you have a look at what is planned for that site. It might be demolition and then building after i.e a long term thing.

    In that case you might wnat to put them on notice now.
    It appears the council has given planning permission for 70 homes to be built on the site after the buildings been knocked down so I recon that a little earlier than supposed noise won't be a big deal to them but shall keep an eye on it.
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    It could be different sub contractors, so they might keep to any rules. Am surprised you couldnt find it on the website.
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    Demolition/ construction and reconstruction will all be covered.
    IMHO the planning or building control people are possibly the people to talk to
 
 
 
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