Anti-social behaviour—environmental breaches
Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building
Anti-social behaviour—environmental breaches

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with Jeremy Phillips and Charles Forrest of Francis Taylor Building provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Anti-social behaviour—environmental breaches
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Public Spaces Protection Order (ABCPA 2014, Part 4)
  • Civil injunction (ABCPA 2014, Part 1)
  • Closure of premises associated with nuisance or disorder etc. (ABCPA 2014, Part 4)
  • Recovery of possession of dwelling houses: anti-social behaviour grounds

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 Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014).

Community Protection Notices

What is a Community Protection Notice and what is its purpose?

The purpose of a Community Protection Notice (CPN) is to stop a person aged 16 or over, business or organisation causing particular and on-going problems or nuisances which negatively affect the community’s quality of life. It does so by imposing any of the following requirements on the individual or body issued with it:

  1. a requirement to stop doing specified things

  2. a requirement to do specified things; or

  3. a requirement to take reasonable steps to achieve specified results (eg so that the anti-social behaviour does not recur)

Examples of when a CPN could be used include:

  1. an individual who regularly allows their dog to foul in a communal garden—being required to cease this nuisance

  2. an identifiable group regularly taking the same route home late at night while drunk, making noise and waking their neighbours—requirement to cease

  3. a takeaway shop which persistently allows its customers to drop litter on the pavement and cause noise nuisance at night—being required to put bins outside the shop and to ensure that customers leave quietly after 10pm

What does the CPN replace