Wealthiest neighbourhoods make most complaints about noise

Residents in London make the most complaints about noise to their local council than anywhere else in the country except Edinburgh and Belfast.And those living in Kensington and Chelsea, one of the richest areas in the whole of the UK, complain at 10 times the national average rate about noise.

Online home buyer guide Move IQ made freedom of information requests to councils across the UK to gauge the number of objections they deal with from residents upset with their neighbours.

10 times national average

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has dealt with almost 35,000 noise complaints in the last three years. The national average is 3,200.

Complaints ranged from barking dogs and noisy building work to loud parties and music being played into the night.

In nearby Islington, the borough received 32,300 protests about noise issues.

All quiet in Outer Hebrides

Belfast City Council was in seventh place with 19,700 complaints followed by Edinburgh with 18,200.

The council that received the fewest number of complaints about noise between 2015 and 2017 was the Outer Hebrides off the north coast of Scotland.