Dealing with Statutory Nuisance: Update on regulatory powers

Statutory Nuisance
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21 September

Member: £184 | Affiliate member: £284 | Non member: £284

This essential workshop offers delegates the chance to refresh their knowledge in statutory nuisance and provide delegates with an update on the regulatory powers and the practicalities of enforcement, as well as discuss the latest case studies to assist LA’s in dealing with statutory nuisance complaints and providing successful investigations and outcomes.

Why you should attend:

  • Gain a better understanding of how and when Statutory Nuisance can be used
  • An understanding SN's relationship with the common law
  • How to serve good Abatement Notices
  • How to enforce them
  • How to make and record the decisions properly
  • A better understanding of the relationship with other statutory regimes

Who should attend:

Aimed at all professionals who have responsibility for investigating statutory nuisances and taking effective action, including:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Senior Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Environmental Health Managers

CPD: 5 Hours 15 minutes

▼ Programme 

09.30   Registration and refreshments
10.00   Introduction
  • Objectives for the day
  • The two propositions
10.15   First group exercise
So you think you know what a nuisance is....
10.35   The current statutory nuisance legislation
  • A potted history
  • The current regime
  • Core principle
10.55   Local authority duties and potential challenges
  • Second group exercise - complying with the three key duties
  • Section 82
  • Judicial review and the Ombudsman
11.15   Refreshments
11.30   Prejudicial to health
  • The definitions
  • The key case law
  • The open questions
12.15   Nuisance
  • The common law torts of nuisance
  • The key case law
  • The open questions
13.00   Lunch
13.45   So you think you know what a nuisance is....slight reprise
14.00   Making, recording and publicising formal decisions
  • Authorisation and delegations
  • The significance of September 2012
  • Executive decisions
14.20   The relationship with other regimes;
  • Housing
  • Licensing
  • Planning
  • Contaminated Land
  • Environmental Permitting
  • ASB
14.45   Serving a good Abatement Notice
  • A valid and effective Notice
  • Third group exercise
15.15   Refreshments
15.30   Enforcing the Abatement Notice
  • Appeals and Defences
  • Prosecution
  • WID
  • Injunctions
  • Enforcement and other policies
16.00   Compensation for affected owners and occupiers
16.15   Summary and questions and answer session
16.30   Collect CPD and depart


▼ Trainer 

Tim Everett 

Tim Everett Tim was elected President of the CIEH for a three-year period from 1 January 2015.

He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and was elected as a Fellow in 2000. His last Local Government post was as Strategic Director for Adur and Worthing Councils, where he was responsible for their joint EH, Housing, Planning, Regeneration and Leisure Services. He was the Chair of a statutory Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership and a member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Board and its Serious Cases Review Panel.

During his 13 years at Sutton LBC he was responsible for all regulatory services, corporate health and safety and the school meals service. His department won a Beacon Council award in 2002 for Better Regulation initiatives, and he was the lead officer in achieving EMAS accreditation across the Council. As head of their corporate policy unit he led a successful Best Value programme and gained a top score for the first full corporate assessment. He has worked for 3 other London Boroughs and the City of Swansea.

He was an adviser to the LGA from its creation until 2009 on environmental health and was a member of the national Air Quality Forum. He has regularly represented local government in meetings with the UK Government and the European Commission etc.

He was a non-executive director of the PHLS and then a member of two HPA Board Committees, from 2000-2012, and a member of the Highways Agency Environment Committee.

He has been a CIEH Trustee from 1994-2000 and again from 2012. He was President of the London Centre from 1999-2004 and was the CIEH Executive Director of Professional Services from 2009 - 2011. He is a listener for the Samaritans and an adviser at his local CAB, and carries out training and research on environmental law issues.

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