Highway obstructions and nuisance

Highway obstructions and nuisance guidance:

Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980) states that it is an offence ‘if a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free...

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DATE: [insert date of Licence in its full format DD-Month-Year] Parties 1 [insert full name of Authority] of [insert address] (the Authority) 2 [insert full name of...

Precedents

Placing scaffolding, hoardings or skips on the highway (including pavements) is an obstruction and, strictly, constitutes a nuisance. Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980...

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Common law and statute law In relation to highways, the law of nuisance overlaps considerably with the statutory law (mostly in the Highways Act 1980 (HiA 1980)), but the...

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Trespass Trespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it. Therefore, an invasion...

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