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Noise & Nuisance

Under the headings below, we explain the legal steps you can take if you are bothered by noise in your neighbourhood and the various types of noise that may affect you. Either begin in What Type of Noise? with the section for the noise problem that you face (such as aircraft noise), or go straight to information about the controls that are available to curb noise and return to the section on your particular problem later.

What type of noise?

Noisy Neighbours

Local authority powers to curb noise

Not satisfied with your local authority's action?

Taking action yourself in England or Wales

Taking action yourself in Scotland

Future noise from proposed developments

Case Summary: Mildenhall Fen Tigers

Case Study: Property Rights & Noise

Case Summary: RAF Wittering

Aircraft Noise Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

Law Search

Further Resources

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