What we are doing about Walleys Quarry

Our role and actions

We are responsible for monitoring air quality and statutory nuisance across the borough.

In relation to the landfill this includes:

  • noise and vibration
  • dust
  • odours
  • insects

We can only take formal action where issues from the landfill are affecting premises, be it at a home or a workplace and are causing an ‘actionable statutory nuisance in law’. The evidence must show that there is a material interference with the reasonable use and enjoyment of premises.

The following points, based on legal decisions from the courts, are considered in this assessment:

  • nature of the nuisance
  • the time it occurs (what may be acceptable at a particular time of day may not be so at a more sensitive time)
  • how often it occurs
  • its duration
  • how significantly it impacts on how a premises is reasonably used
  • the locality in which the nuisance occurs (what may be acceptable in an industrial area is not necessarily appropriate for a residential area)
  • potential health effects