155. Introduction.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 lists a number of matters which it declares to be statutory nuisances1. Other statutes2 list further matters which are similarly declared to be statutory nuisances. The main purpose of this legislation is to provide summary procedures for dealing with these matters; and these procedures are in addition to any other legal remedy that may exist3.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 provides a self-contained code, bestowing upon local authorities and aggrieved individuals separate avenues of redress4.

Local authorities5 are given power to serve abatement notices6. Failure to comply with an abatement notice without reasonable excuse is an