Construction, demolition and pollution


Environmental concerns may arise from:

  • noise
  • vibration
  • dust
  • smoke

The Council has specific powers under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The legislation expects that 'best practice means' (BPM) will be used to prevent nuisances occurring.

All contractors are required to apply BPM to their work programme, irrespective of their size or the work undertaken.