Your Environment

Environmental Health services are provided by the Environmental Protection team and the Food and Health & Safety team. The teams are dedicated and committed to assist all, either directly or by working closely with external agencies ranging from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, Anglian Water, businesses and customers throughout South Holland, and a wider range of other authorities, with the aim of working towards improving and protecting public health.

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.

Environmental Permitting (Industrial Air Pollution Control)

Permitted or Prescribed activities are those carried out at commercial or industrial installations that have a potential to cause polluting emissions. The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 requires that processes identified in this Act, or by the Regulations made under this Act, must have a permit to operate.

Contaminated Land

Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 gives local authorities the responsibility for regulating contaminated land. Part of that duty is to have a contaminated land strategy detailing how we intend to review and assess land contamination within the District. Land contamination is also a material planning consideration.

Noise Nuisance

It is important that you establish the exact source of the noise as without this information we will be unable to investigate your complaint.


In South Holland there are currently no smoke free zones, byelaws or restrictions on having a bonfire at a domestic residence; however, you must ensure that your fire does not cause a nuisance to nearby roads and houses.

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.

Dog Warden Service

The Dog Warden service is available between 08:45 and 17:15 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 - 16:45 on Fridays.


If your drain is blocked you will usually know because your waste will stop going away when you flush the toilet, or gullies outside will overflow. There will also probably be an odour


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

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.