361. Statutory nuisances arising from agricultural operations.

Smoke, fumes or gases emitted from premises1 so as to be prejudicial to health or a nuisance are statutory nuisances for the purposes of the Environmental Protection Act 19902 and are actionable both by local authorities3, who are empowered to serve abatement notices4 and to take civil proceedings in the High Court5, and by aggrieved individuals, who may complain to a magistrates' court6. Local authorities are also required to cause their areas to be inspected from time to time in order to detect any statutory nuisances which ought to be dealt with under these provisions and to take appropriate