Local Authority Statutory Nuisance Survey 2011 published
By far the highest number of complaints
related to accumulations and deposits (which, due to the research
methodology, excludes complaints about fly tipping; at 23,630 these
accounted for nearly than 42% of the total. Smoke accounted for the
next highest number of complaints, followed by odour, the condition
of premises and fumes and gases.
In relation to commercial activities, the
greatest number of complaints related to odour and smoke.
The premises most likely to give rise to
complaints about odour were sewage treatment works, with complaints
about smells from domestic kitchens, agricultural activities and
waste operations ranking next. 0.7% of such complaints led to the
service of an abatement notice. Smoke complaints in relation to
commercial activities arose mainly from construction sites and
agricultural activities. 1% of complaints about smoke led to the
service of an abatement notice.