We have a duty to investigate and take any necessary action where an officer from environmental health witnesses the existence of a statutory nuisance.
These complaints are investigated under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Environmental health can deal with nuisances such as:
Officers have the power to enter premises to inspect or to remove a statutory nuisance. Where nuisance conditions are witnessed by officers they shall issue a statutory notice to require the removal of the nuisance within a specified timescale.
Failure to comply with a notice may result in work being carried out in default; serving a £150 (domestic)/ £400 (commercial) fixed penalty notice; or referring the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.