Noise nuisance

London Gateway construction works

Construction of a new shipping berth has begun at London Gateway Port. Work will continue until July 2024 as part of £350million investment expected to boost the local economy. During this period McLaughlin and Harvey, on behalf of DP World, will be using hammer piling with a non-metal pad to install steel tubular piles for a new quay wall.

Hammering will take place no more than 6 hours each day, avoiding times after 9pm and not at all between 11pm and 7am. Conditions affecting health and safety, such as weather and tidal movements, may result in works over-running later into the evening. McLaughlin and Harvey apologises for any inconvenience their work may cause.

For full details, including who to contact if you have concerns, go to DP World: London Gateway Berth Four Construction. If you wish to make a noise complaint to us, please tell us how the noise affects you inside your property along with specific dates and times you were disturbed by piling noise, so we can check records from noise monitoring equipment for those periods.

Complaining to a magistrates' court

If we cannot help with your noise complaint, you can make a complaint to a magistrates' court.

You will need:

  • the address you are complaining about
  • name of the person causing the noise
  • how often the noise occurs
  • how the noise is affecting you
  • the times you have asked the person to stop
  • a police statement
  • any supporting statements

Contact Basildon Magistrates' Court for legal guidance.

You can contact Citizens Advice for legal advice and aid.