Noise The council has powers to deal with noise that is considered a statutory nuisance. Find out what to do if you are having problems with loud music and parties, alarms, dogs barking and construction noise. Air quality Improving air quality, tackling air pollution, bonfires and smoke control areas. Contaminated land Land with a high level of heavy metals or chemicals may be defined as contaminated. Croydon Council has a duty to keep a public register of contaminated land sites around the borough. Environmental assessments We provide advice on the environmental impact of planning applications. Hazardous substances How to apply for permission to store and use radioactive and other hazardous substances. Asbestos What to do if you think there is asbestos in or around your home or place of work.