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Construction Site Noise

Some noise from construction sites is unavoidable but developers must ensure that they employ best practical means to minimise noise levels.

The Environmental Protection Team can control the hours of operation on a construction site, through the Control of Pollution Act 1974. However, the more restrictive permitted hours of operation become the longer a project could take. Permitted hours are normally restricted to:

  • 8am – 6pm Monday – Friday
  • 8am – 1pm Saturdays
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays - No noisy activity.

Noise from loud radios on site is controllable and if considered to be a statutory nuisance then enforcement action could be taken.

 

Report a Noise Problem »

 

Alternatively:

  • 01304 872428 (during office hours)
  • 01304 821199  (outside office hours). Noise can be most disturbing at night and in normal times we offer a limited weekend  out of hours service.  Given the current coronavirus pandemic, and guidance from Government,  this service is suspended until further notice.
  • email: envhealth@dover.gov.uk
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