Report an issue with noise, smoke, smells or light

Report an issue with construction site noise

We can impose requirements about how works are carried out on construction sites. Generally we may impose restrictions and conditions on working hours, permitted noise levels, method of work and the type of equipment to be used.

Where there is the potential to cause noise nuisance, contractors are expected to stick to the following hours of work:

  •  Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
  •  Saturday: 8am to 1pm
  •  Sundays, Public and Bank Holidays: No working on noisy activities

In certain circumstances we may give permission to work outside of these hours. However, the site operator must show that work could not be undertaken at any other time and the method of operation would ensure that the noise impact is kept to a minimum.

There may be certain types of construction work that must be undertaken outside of these hours. An example might be works to railways or busy roads that could not be undertaken during the day. In these instances every attempt will be made to ensure that disturbance is kept to a minimum.

Emergency works to gas or water supplies may also be carried out at short notice and this may be at night time.