Environmental problems Dust and grit

Dust and grit from demolition and construction sites

Dust or grit can be a nuisance to residents when it interferes with the use of their property. Common complaints relate to dust and grit from demolition or construction sites.

We advise that you initially contact the manager of the site or company causing the issue to see if it can be resolved informally. 

The Environment Agency licenses industry, business and individuals to carry out certain activities that have the potential to pollute the environment. Visit their webpage to check if a site is regulated by them. If the site or company is listed on the Environment Agency's webpage then they will be the enforcing authority and you should report issues via their environmental incidents reporting page.

If you are unable to resolve an issue informally, then you can contact us. We will investigate complaints and take enforcement action if possible.

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