FOI Request Reported Neighbour Complaints

Request 101001598786

Regarding the issue of statutory nuisance and noise abatement complaints received by your authority, could you please provide responses to the following six questions covering the two time periods stated below:

 

   

1st August 2015 – 31st July 2016

1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017

1 How many statutory nuisance complaints did the council receive?    
2 How many noise abatement orders did the council issue?    
3 How many noise abatement orders have been broken?    
4 How many fines were given out for broken noise abatement orders?    
5 What was the total value of these fines?    

 

6. How many complaints has the council received for each of the following categories in the time periods below?

Issue

Number of complaints from 1st August 2015 – 31st July 2016

Number of complaints from 1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017

Noise (including loud music and barking dogs)    
Artificial light (except street lights)    
Smokes, fumes or gases    
A build-up of rubbish    
High hedges, trees or boundaries    
Animals – e.g. smells, damage, number of animals    
Condition and maintenance of domestic premises    
Parking and vehicles including mobile homes, caravans and all other motorised and non-motorised vehicles    

 

Response 11-09-2017

   

1st August 2015 – 31st July 2016

1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017

1 How many statutory nuisance complaints did the council receive?

ASB Noise 218

ASB Noise 241

2 How many noise abatement orders did the council issue?

Nil

Nil

3 How many noise abatement orders have been broken?

Nil

Nil

4 How many fines were given out for broken noise abatement orders?

Nil

Nil

5 What was the total value of these fines?

Nil

Nil

 

6. How many complaints has the council received for each of the following categories in the time periods below?

Issue

Number of complaints from 1st August 2015 – 31st July 2016

Number of complaints from 1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017

Total Noise Complaints

218

241

Total Neighbour Complaints

226

314

Noise (including loud music and barking dogs) This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance due to the manual examination required of each record to provide the requested information.
Artificial light (except street lights)
Smokes, fumes or gases
A build-up of rubbish
High hedges, trees or boundaries
Animals – e.g. smells, damage, number of animals
Condition and maintenance of domestic premises
Parking and vehicles including mobile homes, caravans and all other motorised and non-motorised vehicles

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