Business Premises Noise
In many areas where there is a mixture of business and residential accommodation noise nuisnace from business premises can be a major nuisance.
Prior to moving into an area where there are business premises it is essential that you check if there is any history of noise disturbance.
Mixed residential/ business areas can be noisy but it is also worth noting that in many places they are extremely quiet areas, with noise disruptiuon limited to office hours when many people are away from home.
The proliferation of small scale home businesses has undoubtedly exacerbated the problem with complaints often focused in the following areas
- Manufacturing or repair processes being carried on in premises that were originally residential
- Noise from additional traffic
- Noise from deliveries. Often in the early morning and exacerbated by reversing noise indicators.
The normal approaches to dealing with noise nuisance will apply and NCPA can help you with these.
In addition there are a number of additional approaches, which include
- Checking if any registration or licensing issues are not being complied with
- Checking if any planning conditions have been breached
- Checking whther any local byelaws have been breached.