Noise nuisance

In this section:

Commercial, industrial and construction noise

Information and advice on how we deal with noise from non-residential uses and noise from extract systems, plant and machinery.

Construction noise

Noise from building work which is audible at the site boundary is only permitted between the following times:

  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 1pm
  • Works audible at the site boundary are not permitted on Sunday, public or Bank Holidays

Following complaint we will notify the person responsible in writing. Should this not resolve the matter, we are able to issue a notice requiring compliance and is served on the person responsible for works on site. Should further complaints be received we will then arrange for spot checks to be carried out.

Report noise from construction

Industrial noise

We aim to reduce noise from new industrial premises by placing conditions on planning permissions where they are required. Older plant and machinery however can often be the cause of considerable nuisance causing significant noise pollution in close proximity to peoples homes throughout the day and night.

We can investigate the source of the problem and arrange for measurements to be carried out where necessary. Noise from such machinery during the night has a greater potential to cause disturbance and remedial measures to reduce the noise may be necessary. A notice will be served if the source is found to generate an unreasonable level of noise.

Report industrial noise

Commercial noise

We investigate complaints about noise nuisance from all commercial premises in Hillingdon. Common complaints include loud music or night-time deliveries.

We are one of the responsible authorities which are consulted on all applications for new premises licences and variations to existing licences.

One of the 4 licensing objectives is the prevention of public nuisance. A premise license holder may have noise-related conditions on their premises licence.

Report loud music

Report noise from deliveries

Page last updated: 29 Jun 2020