A farm is an eternal hive of activity. There is always something going on, work to be done, developments to be made, and improvements to be completed.
With such activities, some noise and disruption is inevitable. However, if your actions impact your neighbours to such an extent that it amounts to a nuisance, this could lead to untold legal headaches.
Nuisance is unreasonable interference with another person’s use or enjoyment of land. Nuisance can be public, statutory, or private.
Public nuisance can be a criminal offence and arises where a group of people are affected by your actions, for example if you obstruct the highway or pollute water supplies.
Statutory nuisances are defined by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as something which is ‘prejudicial to health or a nuisance’. This can include excessive noise…