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In Court 

Castle Point Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service has successfully prosecuted a local developer on five counts of breaching a notice served under section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974

On Thursday 20th September before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court Stygrid Property Developments Limited pleaded guilty to 5 breaches of a notice served under s60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974. The company carried out noisy building works outside of the permitted times (8am -6pm Monday to Friday, 8-1 Saturdays and no works on Sundays or bank holidays) at the development at 323-325 London Road Hadleigh. The breaches occurred around the Easter Weekend on 24 March, 25th March 30 March 31 March and 1 April. 

Environmental Health were approached by residents regarding noise from construction works taking place at a site in London Road, Hadleigh. Demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new development was causing a noise disturbance to residents early in the morning and at weekends. 

The company apologised at Court for the breaches to the Council and the residents and stated that they would be working with the Council in future developments to prevent any incidents in the future. 

The Court fined them £1000 per breach and awarded a victim surcharge of £100 plus the Council's costs of £1791.52. A grand total of £6891.52 to be paid in 14 days.