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Noise nuisance

  Noise nuisance can be defined as:       

  • loud music   
  • noise from neighbours
  • barking dogs
  • alarms
  • machinery, construction and DIY
  • pubs, clubs, commercial and industrial premises

Before you contact us we always suggest you talk to your neighbours first to try to resolve any problems. Often they are not aware they are causing a problem.

If this does not work or is not possible you should consider using mediation. Lewes residents can contact Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service. Eastbourne residents can contact Mediation Plus.

If talking to your neighbours or mediation does not solve the problem we may be able to help. To be a nuisance noise has to be unreasonable to an average person. When considering what is unreasonable we take account of 

  • the type of noise
  • how loud it is
  • how often it occurs
  • the time of day it occurs

Something that occurs very rarely for a short time is unlikely to be a nuisance.

Report a noise problem in the Lewes district or in Eastbourne

To report a noise nuisance, complete our online form:

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