Richmondshire District Council

We have a duty to investigate complaints of what is called statutory nuisance.

This may include:

  • Noise from domestic or business premises and from vehicles and equipment in the street
  • Artificial light
  • Odour from industrial, trade or business premises
  • Insects from industrial, trade or business premises
  • Smoke from bonfires and chimneys in domestic and business premises
  • Dust from industrial, trade or business premises
  • Premises that are prejudicial to health or a nuisance
  • Fumes or gases from domestic dwellings
  • Accumulations or deposits on premises, such as piles of rotting rubbish
  • Animals kept in a way that prejudices health or is a nuisance

Use this form to

  • Report a nuisance if speaking to those responsible or mediation has not worked

Issues not dealt with in this form

What happens next?

Upon completion of this form, we will aim to contact to you within five days, to explain the investigation process and what action we will take, if required.  For further information, please refer to the how we proceed section on our neighbourhood pollution page.

What you'll need to provide

  • Your details (please note we require these detail in case we need to contact you for further information regarding your complaint. Your details will not be released without your permission))
  • Details of the nuisance, including evidence where applicable

Your privacy

The information you provide on this application form will be used to facilitate your Neighbourhood nuisance report. The information will only be disclosed to individuals in the Council who require it to complete your request. Please be aware that your information may be passed to the Council’s Counter Fraud Service and/or the Police if we suspect any fraudulent activity. For more information about how we use your personal data please see the Council’s Privacy Notice on its website.