Decision details

Updated Noise Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of the Report


To seek Executive approval of the revised Noise Nuisance Policy.




That implementation of the revised Noise Nuisance Policy be approved.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


None were considered.


Reasons for the Decision


The City of Lincoln Council had a statutory function in relation to the investigation of ‘statutory nuisance’ as defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1990.  The Council frequently received enquiries relating to noise, and thus having a clear policy in relation to assessing statutory nuisance was vital.


The City of Lincoln Council had long since held a function in relation to dealing with statutory nuisance arising from excessive noise. This function had been discharged by the Council’s Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour (PPASB) Service.


The Council’s Noise Policy was last revised and updated in 2016 following the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, which specifically complemented statutory nuisance and noise investigation legislation. 


This review had been done as a required update to reflect changes in the Council’s priorities which incorporated minor amendments, and did not include any specific or significant changes to legislation, case law or approach.


This had been considered by the Policy Scrutiny Committee and an extract of the minutes was appended to the report.

Report author: Francesca Bell

Publication date: 28/07/2022

Date of decision: 25/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/08/2022

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