Building sites and business

Businesses and construction sites can be the source of noise problems for residents but we recognise that certain activities will generate noise and that there are often no other reasonable alternatives

Construction workers should follow a code of practice that details measures to help keep noise to a minimum. In South Oxfordshire, noisy construction activities should only be carried out during reasonable hours, which we broadly define as:

  • 7.30am to 6pm from Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 1pm on Saturdays
  • no noisy works on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

It is important to note that construction work is usually only temporary, and it will eventually stop. However, in some cases the council can impose restrictions on the way which work is carried out, including controlling hours on site and setting noise limits.

How do I report an industrial noise nuisance to the council?

Details about how we deal with complaints can be found on this page.  You can report a problem by filling in our online report form or contacting Environmental protection (see contacts section of this page).

Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2016

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