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UK Environmental Law - Nuisance
 

The Clean Air Acts give powers to local authorities to control air quality in designated areas.

With the IPPC Act 1999 extending IPC, BATNEEC now applies to more workplaces and greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

The EPA 1990 consolidates previous law, especially Public Health Act 1936, regarding nuisance.

The Noise Act 1996 introduces new powers for local authorities to deal with night-time noise from domestic premises.

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Statutory nuisances under the EPA include:

  • any premises in such a state as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance
  • fumes or gases emitted from premises, so as to be prejudicial to health and a nuisance
  • any accumulation or deposit which is prejudicial to health or a nuisance
  • noise emitted from premises.
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