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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Pollution Control

Commercial Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution is an issue of growing concern across the UK, and can affect peoples' lives in many ways. This department is committed to assisting people who are affected by noise pollution to a point where the noise is interfering with their lives.

If you are experiencing levels of noise from an industrial or commercial premise, which is preventing you from carrying out normal activities such as sleeping, opening windows or hearing the television then we will investigate.

This department will usually attempt to solve these matters on an informal basis and is generally successful at resolving such issues in this manner. However, where this can not be achieved we do have powers to take more formal actions and as a result you may be asked to appear in court.

NB- If you are experiencing noise disturbance from a neighbour living in a residential property then the Housing Section will be able to investigate this for you.