New_Interaction between Environmental Permitting and Local Authorities’ Statutory Nuisance duties

Clarification has just been published for England and wales over government’s interpretation of the relationship between Environmental Permitting and local authorities’ statutory nuisance duties.  It is interesting to note the attention drawn in this document to the fact that if you are working under an exemption from the Environmental Permitting Regs and the activity causes a Statutory Nuisance then you are immediately in breach of the terms of the exemption; the requirement for a permit immediately arises, and the operator is acting unlawfully in continuing to operate without one.  This short four page document can be downloaded at