Report an air pollution problem

Report a Pollution Problem

We have a duty to act and take enforcement action on pollution where it can be shown that a statutory nuisance exists.  

What action we will take

We will inform the person responsible that a complaint has been made and provide advice on how to avoid further problems.

If we determine from the evidence that the reported problem constitutes a statutory nuisance, we will serve an abatement notice on those responsible. An abatement notice requires that any nuisance must be prohibited, and must not take place in future.

Failure to comply with an abatement notice is a criminal offence and can result in a prosecution via a Magistrates' Court, with a fine of up to £5,000 imposed on those responsible.