Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Your local council can take action against you if your activities create levels of artificial light that cause, or have the potential to cause disturbance to the surrounding community. If your Environmental Health Officer finds that a statutory nuisance exists or is likely to occur, or recur, your local council will serve you with an abatement notice. This notice can:
You should take action to reduce the risk of artificial light causing a nuisance to the local community.
Angle artificial lighting away from nearby properties.
If you are not working after dark, assess whether you could use emergency lighting rather than artificial lighting on site.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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