Updated: Friday, 29th May 2020 @ 6:20am

Revealed: Northern Quarter is Manchester's 'noisiest' neighbourhood

Revealed: Northern Quarter is Manchester's 'noisiest' neighbourhood

| By Robson McCallister

Over a period of five years, results have shown The Northern Quarter received the highest amount of noise complaints in 2019.

Manchester City Council has revealed that the Northern Quarter received 334 noise complaints last year. That figure is more than double the 151 that was reported in 2015.

Noise Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Alarms

12

2

13

19

14

Barking Dogs

4

0

2

2

4

Commercial

23

23

50

38

68

Construction

27

17

37

72

99

Domestic

44

59

70

76

93

Licensed Premises

30

79

53

69

48

Street Noise

0

1

0

0

0

Street Works

1

0

0

1

0

Other

10

3

2

5

8

Total

151

184

227

282

334

 

The rise in complaints can be pinpointed to both construction & domestic types of noise which resulted in 99 and 93 complaints respectively for last year. Commercial types of noise also rose up to 68, whilst in 2018, the number of complaints only reached 38.

The role of licensed premises clearly tried to appease their residents which saw the premises receive a drop in noise complaints. 48 complaints is a drop in comparison to 2018’s 69 & 2016’s 79 complaints.

With construction & domestic noise complaints continuing to grow each year, the council has to act swiftly to ensure that 2020 sees a drop in complaints.

However, during an unforeseen time of foreseeable self-isolation, this year could actually see a drop in complaints in The Northern Quarter, without any specific council intervention.

Those who may want to report a noise complaint themselves can fill out an application at https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/forms/form/689/en/report_a_noise_problem