Keeping of animals can disturb neighbours due to noise or smells. This may be considered a statutory nuisance and complaints can be investigated by the council. Barking dogs are a particular case that is treated separate to other animal noise.
Please note that the keeping of certain animals - including livestock and dangerous wild animals - requires permits and/or registration with other bodies. For further information contact one or more of the following:
- Rural Payments Agency - for the keeping of livestock
- Animal Licensing at TMBC
- Direct Gov - general advice on keeping animals.
How to reduced the problem.
The potential for problems can be prevented by:
- Ensuring that animals are kept in accordance with best practice for the type of animal
- Before getting an animal, consider the effect that it may have upon your neighbours.
How to make a complaint.
If you have spoken to the person whose animals are causing you a problem and the problem has not reduced and you feel the problem may be considered a statutory nuisance contact us with the details.