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Smells and odours

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

5. Industrial, business and trade

We regulate certain types of business to keep any air pollution (including odour) that they may cause to a minimum.

This is done by issuing a permit which sets out conditions the business must comply with to avoid causing a nuisance. The Environment Agency issues and enforces permits for larger industrial activities.

When we are made aware of an odour complaint caused by the operation of such a business, an officer will carry out an investigation in line with our enforcement policy to make sure the permit is being complied with.

Please contact us if you need to report an unpleasant smell. There are many other types of odours, so if you have a problem with a smell that is not listed then please get in touch.

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