Residents and businesses have until Wednesday 21 October to give their views on Council proposals to limit the number of hours noisy construction work can take place in Kensington and Chelsea during the week.
The Council is also proposing to prohibit noisy building work on Saturdays which will mean contractors would no longer be able to carry out activities such as demolition work, piling or drilling, which can be heard at the site boundary, on the weekend.

These are just two of the proposals contained in a draft Code of Construction Practice produced by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which also urges construction companies to improve the way they communicate with neighbours who will be disturbed by noisy and dusty works.

If the Code is adopted the permitted hours for noisy construction work, defined as work audible at the site boundary, would be reduced by 30-minutes on weekdays with work expected to finish at 6pm.

At present construction work is allowed on a Saturday between 8am and 1pm in Kensington and Chelsea. If the Code is adopted after consultation any work that can be heard at a site boundary would be prohibited on Saturdays.

Comments on the draft Code of Construction Practice can be made until Wednesday 21 October 2015. At the end of the consultation period, all responses will be considered and the Code amended as appropriate prior to its formal adoption later this year.

For more information about the draft Code of Construction Practice and to comment go to www.rbkc.gov.uk/draftcode

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