Noise from entertainments in pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants and festivals/outdoor events can sometimes be a problem.
We are routinely consulted on new developments that are subject to planning and licensing applications, and may make recommendations on measures to reduce the impact of noise from patrons and revellers.
The Licensing Act 2003 requires specified premises and events to apply for a licence to carry out such activities.
Once operational, we can measure noise levels, give advice to the management about the amount of noise coming from the premises and take further legal action if necessary.
Complaints of this nature are investigated in a similar way to that of other domestic and industrial noise sources.