The defendant appealed against an order refusing to set aside an enforcement notice served by the council for his failure to destroy rats and mice on his land.
Held: A local authority had a statutory duty to collect waste, and could not therefore serve a notice, requiring a landowner to clear his land of rubbish, and to remove rats and mice which had gathered. That duty was its own, and could not be moved onto others.
Times 24-May-1999,  EWCA Civ 1351
England and Wales
Local Government, Animals, Environment
Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.146266