London Borough of Southwark v Ince: QBD 1989

Savile J: ‘I am not persuaded that because there is now the Control of Pollution Act and there was previously the Noise Abatement Act that therefore lends any support to the construction [that the Public Health Act 1936 did not apply to premises whose standard of noise insulation was such as make the premises prejudicial to health). Under s 92 (l)(a) the question is not whether the noise itself is a statutory nuisance but whether the premises are in such a state as to be prejudicial to health. ‘


Savile J


(1989) 21 HLR 505


Public Health Act 1936


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedVella v London Borough of Lambeth Admn 14-Nov-2005
The claimant sought judicial review of the decision to serve an abatement notice in respect of premises where the normal noise incidents of living were heard in neighbouring flats, which notices were to be abated by noise insulation.
Held: The . .
CitedCunningham v Birmingham City Council Admn 6-May-1997
The council appealed against the finding that the complainant’s premises occupied under a tenancy of the council, constituted a statutory nuisance which they had a duty to abate. The claimant’s son was disabled and his condition involved behavioural . .
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Housing, Nuisance

Updated: 23 March 2022; Ref: scu.235386