Pollution & Public Health
Craven District Council has a duty to identify contaminated land sites within the district and act as an enforcing authority for contaminated land.
If somebody dies and it appears that no suitable arrangements have been made then Craven District Council has a responsibility to make sure that a person receives a proper burial/cremation.
Septic Tanks and Cesspools can be effective ways of dealing with foul drainage provided they are managed correctly.
Light Pollution is the intrusion of over bright or poorly directed lights onto neighbouring properties , e.g. an incorrectly positioned security light shining into a bedroom window.
Dust and Odour may constitute a statutory nuisance if it "interferes materially with the well being of the residents, i.e. affects their well being, even though it may not be prejudicial to health".
Craven District Council has a duty to licence Scrap Metal Dealers under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964.
The law regarding responsibility for drains and sewers changed on the 1st October 2011.
The Council has a legal duty to investigate complaints of Statutory Nuisance caused by excessive noise.
Environmental Health have a statutory duty to deal with filthy and/or verminous premises, under section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and section 83 of the Public Health Act 1936.