We will respond to all complaints of noise from building sites.
Attention is drawn to the Control of Pollution Act 1974, which allows us to set the times during which work may be carried out and the methods of work to be used. These requirements can extend to the following work:
If justified, we will issue a notice under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and if it is breached, report the matter to the Procurator Fiscals Office.
In exceptional circumstances (for example in the case of traffic restrictions, works to major transport links including busy roads, motorways and railways, in an emergency or where for technical reasons a process cannot be completed within the permitted hours) works outside these hours may be unavoidable and in such cases the person responsible should consult us as far in advance as possible. It is also recommended that local residents are notified in advance of out of hours work by the relevant contractor.
Recommended times of working in other areas i.e. out with residential zones, are dependent upon the nature of the area and the proximity of noise-sensitive premises. Full consideration of the potential noise disturbance must be given prior to the planning of construction/demolition works.
In all cases the best practicable means of minimizing noise must be used and guidance is given in British Standards BS 5228 entitled "Noise Control on Construction and Open Sites??
The following examples are applicable:
In the interests of good public relations construction companies are advised to inform and consult local residents regarding works and to give them the name of the person on site that will be able to deal with queries. If you have any queries about these matters please phone on 0141 287 1059 or 0141 287 1060 after 5pm.