Light and smell nuisance

Statutory nuisance

Check Gov.uk’s information on statutory nuisance. If you feel you have a case, you should fill out a diary sheet describing how the problem affects you.

Artificial light

You should check the Gov.uk website. If your complaint fits their criteria, you can report it to us and we will investigate.

Ways to avoid causing a light nuisance:

  • angle your light downwards and ensure it shines only within your premises
  • use a motion sensor or timer set for the shortest time necessary
  • choose a suitable bulb – 150w is usually more than sufficient
  • if you need to light a large area, use multiple lower power units rather than a single powerful floodlight

Nuisance smells

See the Gov.uk website. Fill out a diary sheet if your problem meets these criteria.