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The impact of noise and vibration from construction activities can be substantial, with Local Authorities increasingly concerned about the impact on residents. We strongly advise the preparation of a legally binding Section 61 Agreement as it helps to ensure best practice for site working and can protect developers from restrictive Section 60 notices being served by the Local Authority.

A Section 61 Agreement ensures the developer and local authority consider the best methodology for site working at the start of the project, and in doing so this guarantees the site working hours, method statement and plant/ piling type throughout construction. By contrast, without the Section 61 Agreement in place, the Local Authority is able to impose more stringent conditions at any point during construction through a Section 60 notice and enforce more onerous restrictions on site operations or plant type.

We can complete a Section 61 Agreement application on your behalf, providing it is submitted before any work has commenced on site.