We investigate nuisance complaints such as smoke and odours from neighbouring premises.
We investigate these complaints to determine whether they amount to a statutory nuisance. If we consider that a statutory nuisance exists, and the person causing the problem is unco-operative, we have powers to take formal action and refer the matter to the courts.
It must be recognised that not all accumulations constitute a nuisance and there will be many instances when we cannot offer any assistance.
West Dorset - general nuisances
We will take all reasonable steps to investigate and, if appropriate, to take formal action in the event of justified complaints of statutory nuisance.