Noisy construction at weekends will be banned in Kensington and Chelsea after new guidelines were agreed.
It follows complaints by neighbours and resulted in a draft Code of Construction Practice which was put out for a 16-week public consultation which ended last year.
The code, apprived by Kensington and Chelsea’s Cabinet at a meeting on February 11, will be phased in and enforced in the borough through the use of Control of Pollution Act 1974 powers.
Previously, construction work was not permitted on Sundays, but this will now be extended to Saturdays. The code also introduces a further set of restricted hours for high impact activities such as demolition and concrete breaking.
Cllr Tim Ahern, council cabinet member for environmental health, said: “We completely recognise the importance of building and construction work in the borough. However, we must appreciate that for people who live close by it can have an enormous impact on their lives.
“This is why we have introduced this new Code of Practice. It will help bring peace on the weekends and require developers to work far more closely with people who live close to their sites to mitigate, wherever possible, the problems associated with noise, dust and disturbance.”