Smoke noise and odours

A nuisance can be anything that unreasonably interferes with your enjoyment of your environment. It includes things such as:

  • noise – e.g music, power tools, heat pumps etc.
  • odour
  • smoke – e.g. wood-heater smoke, incinerators or burning off
  • litter.

It is legally considered to be a nuisance if it is, or might be, a danger or harm to the health, safety or welfare of the public, causes excessive levels of noise or pollution, is a fire risk or is an unsightly article or rubbish.

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