The Council receives many requests for service about odour problems every year. Smells complained about vary from industry and farming to catering and domestic sources.
Role of the Council
Odour complaints are routinely investigated by the Council's Environmental Protection Team with two purposes - firstly to investigate whether any regulatory intervention is required and secondly to offer advice on good practice for minimising or preventing odour problems.
Certain industrial processes such as are regulated under Industrial Pollution Control (Environmental Permitting Regulations). In some other cases there may be a planning permission or licence in force to regulate odour impacts. However in the majority of cases there is no specific legal control so investigations are pursued to determine whether statutory odour nuisances are being caused.
Last Updated: 08/03/2019