Nuisances arising from activities formerly known as 'offensive trades' within the former public health legislation1 are now regulated instead by local authorities under a statutory system of integrated pollution control and air pollution control2. Although nuisances arising from such activities may be dealt with under the integrated pollution control provisions, the common law liability remains and a person is guilty of an offence if, in the carrying on of any trade or occupation, he makes loud noises or offensive or unwholesome smells3 in such places and in such circumstances as to annoy a considerable number of the public4 in
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