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Environmental Health

Follow the links below to find advice on everything from flooding to snow, surviving the horrors of Halloween to warding off the flu. We work with our partners to ensure that you know where to get everything you need.
Information on how we treat pest problems
If you are having problems with noise, we can help - and we may be able to take action if a 'statutory nuisance' can be proved.
If you have received a complaint from your neighbour or a letter from us complaining that you are making too much noise then the advice below may help.
Advice on bonfires and how to avoid smoke pollution
Find out who is responsible for land drainage.
Some land in this country has been contaminated in the past by industries such as mining, waste disposal and general industrial processes. We work with landowners to manage the risk posed by this historical use.
Air Quality
The Council has a duty under the Environment Act 1995 to review and assess the air quality in its area. The air quality in the South Hams is generally excellent, however there are certain locations where due to road traffic the measured Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is above the legislative limits.