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Smells and odours

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

3. Agricultural

This normally relates to the storing and spreading of pre-treated sewage sludge, waste from the paper industry, animal manure or slurries.

The general practice of incorporating this type of material into agricultural land is legal and a standard agricultural practice. It is considered the best practicable environmental option for disposal of such wastes.

Odour must be expected from this activity from time to time and the smell can be unpredictable at times due to weather conditions. Spreading must always be undertaken in accordance with the code of practice, which can be found on the GOV.UK website.

When we are made aware of unpleasant odours produced by spreading agricultural materials, an officer will carry out an investigation in line with our enforcement policy to make sure the Code of Practice is being followed.

Please contact us if you need to report an unpleasant smell.

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