Statutory Nuisance: The Sanitary Paradigm and Judicial Conservatism

Article in Journal of Environmental Law by John Pointing & Rosalind Malcolm.

Although the law pertaining to statutory nuisance has its origins in the nineteenth
century, it continues to provide an effective remedy and remains a key tool for
dealing with pollution at a local level in the UK. This is despite more sophisticated
methods for controlling environmental degradation being introduced and the
impact of the European Union as a driving force in this area. For most people beset
by an environmental problem, such as smoke, smells and noise occurring in their
vicinity, the route to resolution offered by the statutory nuisance procedure is the
one to which they are most likely to turn.

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