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Construction sites

Medway Council’s powers to control the noise, dust and air pollution from construction sites, which may affect local residents, are contained in the Control of Pollution Act 1974. Under Section 60 of this Act, the council may serve a notice imposing restrictions on the way work is carried out.

Such a notice may, in particular:

  • specify the plant or machinery which may be used
  • specify the hours during which the work may be carried out
  • specify noise levels which must not be exceeded
  • provide for any change of circumstances.

The council can vary any requirements it makes according to the type and extent of the work being undertaken and the site location in relation to the surrounding homes.

The Council may also request by condition the submission of a ' Code of Construction Practice' by a developer as part of a permission.