Environmental and heritage offences

Environmental and heritage offences guidance:

Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building [name] [District] [Borough] [City] Council ABATEMENT NOTICE made under section...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from investigation to...

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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Statutory nuisance leading to abatement notice A local authority has a duty to inspect its area from time to time for any statutory nuisances, and where a complaint of a...

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Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a clear head about...

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TitleEnvironment Bill Key dateIntroduced to Parliament 30 January 2020 SubjectEnvironmental principles, governance, regulation, air pollution, waste and plastics,...

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On 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154 came into force. The EPR 2016 consolidates and revokes the...

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Where a person or company disagrees with a civil sanction or notice they can appeal to the General Regulatory Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal (Environment). The...

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Offences against heritage property Heritage crime is defined as 'any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings for this and future generations'....

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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences? Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we live in. Local...

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Noise is just one type of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). For information about statutory nuisance generally, see Practice...

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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building In the [insert name] Magistrates' Court [insert date] Defendant: [insert name...

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Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building [insert address of claimant's instructing solicitor] [insert date] To: [insert...

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The Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in England and Wales for the unauthorised...

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Statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 A wide range of conduct (eg emission of smoke, fumes, dust etc), which was, in the past, subject to...

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STOP PRESS: The October 2019 draft of the Environment Bill fell away on the dissolution of Parliament before the December 2019 general election. The Queen’s Speech on 19...

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