Decision details

Prior Consent Notice Served

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Place)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




Additional hours granted by EH Manager, Emma Bourne, to Sir Robert McAlpine for noisy construction works to the Victoria Square car park for a period of three months from 05 February 2021 to 05 May 2021. Additional hours will include; 18:00 to 07:00 on Monday to Fridays, 13:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays and 09:00 to 17:00 on Sundays.

Reasons for the decision:

It is accepted that these additional hours are for the purpose of completing the structural steel and precast concrete installations to the spiral ramp and car park.

Local residents and businesses will be informed of the works prior to commencement and SRM will be conducting on-going noise, vibration and dust monitoring and continued co-operation with their Local Authority and local residents.

overnight noisy works have been operating for an extensive period now and EH have had no / very occasional complaints (those that have come in have ended up being investigated and attributed to other nearby development works).

There is an encouragement to get this work progressed as quickly as possible following delays caused by the earlier lockdown period of the pandemic.

Regular site meetings with SRM confirm on-going noise, vibration and dust monitoring and co-operation with ourselves and the local residents.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 -
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Declarations: None.

Contact: Emma Bourne, Environmental Health Manager Email: Email:

Publication date: 18/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/01/2021