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Environmental Protection Act

This Act requires local authorities to serve a notice imposing conditions if they believe a statutory nuisance might arise or recur and this renders any person responsible for causing such a nuisance liable to criminal sanction if the conditions are not met.

An appeal period of 21 days means the responsible person must rapidly instruct our opinion as to whether or not the notice is justified and if an appeal might bring about a better outcome than accepting the conditions otherwise imposed.

AAD are experienced in the assessment of environmental noise emissions, in the design of noise mitigating measures and in the interpretation of the best practicable means by which to abate noise. Many of our consultants are experienced in making expert testimony and have participated in judicial reviews ranging from Magistrate's Court hearings to Public Inquiry.