Environmental Health - Public Health

Public Health

Moray Council Environmental Health Section has a duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to investigate situations where there may be a risk to your health or a nuisance is is being caused which significantly affects your enjoyment of your property. These are known as public health nuisances.

The legislation defines which matters constitute a statutory nuisance

  • Any premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Smoke emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Fumes or gases emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Any dust, steam, smell or other effluvia arising on industrial, trade or business premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Any accumulation or deposit which is prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Any water covering land or land covered with water which is in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Any animal kept in such a place or manner as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Any insects emanating from premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Artificial light emitted from premises or any stationary object so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Noise emitted from premises so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance;
  • Noise that is prejudicial to health or a nuisance and is emitted from or caused by a vehicle, machinery, or equipment in a street or in Scotland, a road.

Confidentiality

Your name and address will not be given to the person complained about without your permission.  However you should be prepared to give us your name and address and you should also be aware that if the complaint is either dealt with by formal Notice or it ends in court action it will likely lead to the offender knowing who you are.

Further information on statutory nuisance can be found at the Scottish Government website.

Contact Us

Environmental Health
The Moray Council
Council Office
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

01343 543451

public.health@moray.gov.uk

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