20 Nov

Statutory Noise Nuisance: Noise Case Investigations De-constructed

CIEH Member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member: £295

Radisson Blu Leeds, No. 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL

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This one-day course is intended for Enforcement Officers looking for an update to refresh their skills, and will be of particular interest to decision makers responsible for policy formulation and those who manage front-line officers.

The emphasis is on building confidence and developing skills to enable officers to be competent in carrying out noise complaint investigations and enforcement. This practical workshop draws upon a number of small group exercises based around key themes as set out below.

Highlight topics

  • The inter-relationship between environmental health and legal services
  • Domestic noise cases falling outside the scope of statutory nuisance
  • The perils of relying exclusively on the incidence of complaints to gauge the likely true impacts of noise cases upon the community at large
  • The Noise Act 1996: time to reconsider these powers?

Programme

CPD: 5 hours 30 minutes

David Horrocks, Technical Partner, is an independent Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He qualified in 1976 and spent twenty years in local government, his last position being as Head of Service at Brentwood DC. In 1992 he set up his own consultancy practice and he now specialises in environmental protection work including the control of environmental and occupational noise and the investigation and resolution of statutory nuisances. He was part of the Temple Group team that produced for Defra the Noise Management Guide for Local Authorities published in 2006 and worked on a similar document for Scottish LAs under a separate contract with the Scottish Executive.

John Pointing, Legal Partner, is a Barrister with over 20 years experience in environmental and environmental health law. His practice includes advising and representing local authorities, commercial clients and private individuals. He has acted as a legal consultant for the Temple Group, AECOM and ARM Acoustics. He has provided professional training for over 25 years for environmental health professionals and solicitors, including on courses run by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Currently, he provides training with David Horrocks as part of the remit of Statutory Nuisance Solutions.
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