Peter was instructed on behalf of a farm business who had a S80 Noise Abatement notice served by the Local Authority under Environmental Protection Act 1990 for noise from music and people from wedding events, which was causing a Statutory Nuisance. This was appealed and Peter was engaged quickly, so that it could be demonstrated in subsequent events that it was possible to avoid nuisance being caused. This avoided subsequent litigation and resulted in the Local Authority being prepared to allow an increase of events a year, and so the business to continue.
This raises the difficult issue of how farmers thinking of diversifying their operations might at first see weddings as a tempting situation, but the reality can be costly and bruising.
Skyllings Play Area
Peter was instructed on behalf of a Town Council in a difficult case concerning an application under section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990. Peter produced his report swiftly and it dealt with all the significant points regarding whether a statutory nuisance existed; his previous experience as a local authority officer and his general wealth of experience was a decisive factor in the subsequent litigation.