Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you carry out work at a building site your activities could cause a nuisance. If they do, your local council could serve you with an abatement notice and you could be fined if you don't comply. You should limit the ways your site could cause potential nuisances.
If your building site activities cause a nuisance, your local council can restrict the:
If you do not comply with these restrictions your local council can stop your operations and you could also be fined.
If you are planning construction work and know that it is likely to cause a nuisance, you can apply formally for prior consent from your local council, or discuss what restrictions they would impose, if they need to, later on.
Your local council will outline restrictions on possible nuisances before the work starts. You can apply for this consent at the same time as seeking approval under building regulations. This may save you time later on.
Construction site nuisances
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