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  • Air Quality in South Holland

    Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 places a statutory duty on local authorities to review and assess the air quality within their area and take account of Government Guidance when undertaking such work.

  • Industrial Air Pollution control

    Environmental Permitting Regulations Under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 Local Authorities and the Environment Agency are required to regulate certain types of industrial activities, setting controls and emission standards to minimise pollution.

  • Contaminated Land

    Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 gave local authorities the responsibility for regulating contaminated land. Part of that duty was to produce a contaminated land strategy detailing how we intend to review and assess land contamination within the District.

  • Noise Nuisance

    Noise is defined as sound which is either unwanted or unpleasant. There are no legal noise levels and it will be assessed by the reaction of an average reasonable person as by any technical equipment. However noise measurement may be used to assess if the noise is a nuisance.

  • Smoke Nuisance

    Click on the links below for more information relating to bonfires.

  • Dust and Odour Nuisance

    The environmental protection team investigates complaints regarding odour and dust. As with noise and smoke these complaints are dealt with under section 79 and 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and are investigated to determine whether a statutory nuisance exists.

  • Light Nuisance

    Artificial lighting is essential in our modern society, however, light in the wrong place or at the wrong time can be intrusive. There has been an increase in complaints about light pollution to local authorities in recent years.

  • Dog Fouling

    It is an offence under current legislation to allow a dog to foul on the public highway with a speed limit of 40mph or less and not to clean up afterwards.

  • Dogs

    The Dog Warden service is available between 8.45 am and 8.30 pm Monday to Friday.

  • Drainage

    Drains are pipes, which carry waste and surface water from one or more houses. When one drain meets another, it becomes a sewer. These are not the gullies or grids that can be found in the road to take water off the highway. Knowing who is responsible for clearing a blocked drain or sewer is one of the hardest parts of drainage work. It is important to understand the different types of pipe work, because the responsibilities are different with each type of pipe.

  • Asbestos

    This section deals with Asbestos removal and what to do if you think that your home may possibly contain asbestos

  • Picture of pestsPest Control

    Pest Control

    We do not offer a pest control service. If you require this service please check the Yellow Pages or local press for details of suitable local companies.

  • Picture of dogAnimal Welfare

    Animal Welfare

    The welfare of animals is an important issue which this authority takes seriously.

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