Over 100 statutory nuisance complaints a day in Scotland, research reveals

Analysis from Churchill Home Insurance reveals that 118 calls a day are being made about statutory nuisances across Scotland.

Analysing figures from Freedom of Information requests to councils, Churchill Home Insurance contacted local councils to find out which ones have the most nuisance complaints – and found that noise is the top bugbear.

The research reveals 43,222 statutory nuisance complaints were made to local councils in Scotland between August 2016 and July 2017. 

More than half (51 per cent) of all complains were about noise, followed by light (18 per cent), plants (12 per cent), rubbish (six per cent) and air pollution (five per cent).

There were 130 noise abatement notice issued which was down 21 per cent on the previous year. Eight of the noise abatement notices were not complied with which included four in Shetland and resulted in an average fine of £144. 

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