Act provides new powers to curb street noise

New powers for local authorities to deal with various sources of noise in the street have been provided by the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993, which received the Royal Assent on 5 November.1

The legislation was introduced under the Private Member's Bill procedure by Andrew Hunter (Con, Basingstoke). It comes into effect on 5 January 1994, except for provisions dealing with noise from burglar alarms which will require an Order to bring them into effect.

The Act applies throughout Britain, apart from one power for local authorities in England and Wales to put a legal charge on premises in order to recover expenses reasonably in

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