163. Powers to abate statutory nuisances.

Where a local authority1 is satisfied that a statutory nuisance2 exists, or is likely to occur or recur, in the area3 of the authority, the local authority must serve an abatement notice4 requiring the abatement of the nuisance5. Where an abatement notice has not been complied with, the local authority may itself abate the nuisance6. A local authority may also prosecute for a failure to comply with an abatement notice