Smell Complaints

Thursday, 13 February 2020
Reference
2020011327000396
Category
Request Date
Monday, January 13, 2020
Response Date
Monday, February 17, 2020

Question

I would like to know how many complaints your council has received for ‘nuisance smells/odours’ as covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Please provide data dating back to 2015 and separated by year if held.

If possible I would also like to know the address of each complaint. Just the town name is sufficient if full addresses cannot be provided.

The nature of what was complained about. (E.g. agriculture, sewage, commercial food preparation, etc.)

Finally, if the data is easily available, I would like to know what the outcome of each complaint was.

Answer

Please see the information requested below. 
 
Calendar Year Request Type DETAILS Outcome  

Scalpay 2015  Domestic Sewage Advice given  
Stornoway 2015  Business Smell in office Investigated and advice given  
Stornoway 2015  Business Smell in office Advice given  
South Uist 2015 Domestic smell in house from rotting seaweed Advice given  
Benbecula 2015  Domestic smell from incincerator  Advice given  
Breasclete 2016 Business smell form salmon morts Investigated and advice given  
Stornoway 2016  Domestic Smell in street Investigated and advice given  
Lochs 2017  Domestic smell form salmon morts Investigated and advice given  
lochs 2017  Domestic smell form salmon morts Investigated and advice given  
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given All same speading incident
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Newmarket 2017  Domestic sewage slurry spreading Investigated and advice given
Point 2017  Domestic smell from horses Investigated -related to served EPA Notice  
Stornoway 2017  Domestic smell in house Advice given  
Stornoway 2018  N/R Smell in street Advice given  
Stornoway 2018  N/R smell from oil boiler Investigated and advice given  
Ness 2019  N/R smell from animals Investigated and advice given