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Construction and demolition work

Shared Regulatory Services recognises the balance between the need for new developments across the three Councils whilst at the same time ensuring that its residents and businesses are protected from environmental disturbance during the construction of both major and minor developments.


We have produced a handbook which provides guidance to contractors to ensure that disturbance from noise, vibration, dust and smoke arising from different phases of constructions are minimised, without unnecessary or unduly onerous restrictions on contractors.

It is intended to encourage contractors to communicate with SRS in the early stages, to provide information, guidance and/or clarification on methods of work and assist developers to comply with relevant legislation.

To download the handbook (pdf), click the link below:

SRS Pollution Control Construction Site Handbook

To download the handbook (pdf) in Welsh, click the link below:

GRhR Llawlyfr Rheoli Llygredd ar Safleoedd Adeiladu

Applications for Prior Consent - CoPA

The Control of Pollution Act 1974 (CoPA) gives the Council powers to control noise and vibration from construction sites and other works. Section 61 allows contractors to apply for Prior Consent and agree working hours, site noise levels and other measures prior to work starting.

When to apply

Please complete a CoPA Section 61 application form at least 28 days before works start if you plan to carry out noisy construction works outside of normal working hours. This will allow us to consider whether works are acceptable or not with respect to protecting any nearby residents or other noise sensitive stakeholders who could be impacted by noise and vibration. 

Normal working hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Sundays and bank holidays are considered outside normal working hours.Applications must also be made to an extend an existing Section 61 consent, or to apply for a change to working hours or activities.

South Wales Metro Works

Transport for Wales are undertaking a number of works to the railway as part of the South Wales Metro project. Some of these works will be taking place outside normal working hours. To see details of works to the rail network in your area please visit - Work in your area (