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Noise Pollution

We investigate complaints of noise coming from domestic or commercial premises, under The Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993, The Noise Act 1996 and The Licensing Act 2003.

Officers can assess whether the noise is a statutory nuisance and what action can be taken. Before you report a noise problem to us, you may wish to try and approach your neighbour, who may not be aware that they are causing a problem.

In order to make a complaint you will need to provide your name, address, contact telephone number and the address of where the noise is happening. Complainants details are kept confidential. We require your contact details so that Officers can contact you to discuss your complaint in further detail. Unfortunately, we do not accept anonymous complaints.

Construction-siteNoise complaints include:

  • Loud music
  • Barking dogs
  • Shouting
  • Alarms - tell us who has a key to your property.
  • DIY
  • Animal noise
  • Construction site noise.
  • Commercial noise
  • Musical instruments
  • Noise that is emitted from or caused by a vehicle, machinery or equipment in a street.

Please note: Noise Shared Regulatory Services is unable to deal with includes noise from; traffic, children, everyday living, railways and aircraft.

 

Report Noise Pollution

Before you report a noise problem to us, you should try to deal with the problem in person first. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the person responsible, you can report a nuisance noise to us: 

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Out of Hours Emergency calls

Shared Regulatory Services can be contacted out of hours for Regulatory Emergencies that may include:

  • Audible Intruder Alarms that have been sounding for more than 30 minutes
  • Car Alarms that have been sounding continuously for more than 15 minutes

 

Bridgend County Council residents

  • 01656 643643

 

Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council residents:

  • 0300 123 66 96

 

Reactive Night Time Noise Service – Cardiff Council residents only

Shared Regulatory Services delivers a Night Time Noise Service on behalf of Cardiff Council for its residents. The operational hours for this service are usually at peak periods on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm until late. This service is contactable at those times on

  • 0300 123 66 96

 

 

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