Environment is a big topic but in the context of business regulation we are primarily concerned with 3 key topics:
- Waste – Management, disposal and recycling compliance
- Pollution – Permits and avoidance and compliance
- Nuisance – Arising from businesses receiving complaints through excessive noise, bright artificial light, vermin, litter, dust, smoke and odour
In addition to the business guidance we cover nuisance in the customer section of the website – where we seek to ensure citizens are aware of relevant regulation, circumstances and procedures where they may encounter nuisance. We would encourage all businesses to read this section in Customer in order to ensure they are not creating a nuisance or likely to be the subject of a complaint.
Note that this is not to encourage people to make complaints, rather to ensure that people are aware of what to do when a complaint is appropriate.