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Night owl construction firm fined for 2am racket

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Development, Legal

Night owl construction firm fined for 2am racket Night owl construction firm fined for 2am racket

A construction firm that worked on a Cardiff building site until two in the morning has been fined £5,000 for noise pollution.

Styles and Wood Ltd was only permitted to work on the Lidl supermarket site on Cowbridge Road West between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am till 1pm on Saturdays. No noisy activities were to be carried out on Sundays or on bank holidays.

However, Cardiff City council began receiving complaints in September last year that the company was operating, creating building noise and receiving deliveries outside of the permitted hours.

Following the complaints, the council placed a legal notice on the firm reiterating the rules. Despite this, on Friday November 23 the company worked all night and in to the early hours of Saturday morning.

Cllr Derbyshire, cabinet member for environment, said: “The council explored all the possibilities to come to an amicable agreement with the company prior to this prosecution, but I think the level of the fine imposed by the court reflects the annoyance of the disruption to nearby residents.

"Why the company believed that it was acceptable to make construction noise until nearly two in the morning is beyond me, especially as the notice that was served two months earlier explicitly explained that construction noise from Monday until Friday had to end at 6pm.

“I hope this sends a clear message to the construction industry that if you ignore the Council than we will take the matter further and use the legal process when necessary."

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