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Smells and odours

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

4. Commercial

Sometimes complaints are made about strong cooking odour coming from commercial extract systems attached to takeaways. Planning conditions are generally in place on these businesses to prevent odour nuisances. It is however not possible to completely remove all of the smells.

When we are made aware of excessive cooking odour from cooking at commercial premises, an officer will carry out an investigation in line with our enforcement policy to make sure planning conditions are being complied with and maintenance is being carried out.

We will also assess whether the premises are using best practice. This will include considering whether the extraction system is suitable for the types of food and quantities of foods being cooked, taking into account reasonable cost.

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

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