Amenity notices Q & A DCP Section 4.39

Notices made under sec. 215 of the 1990 Act are still referred to as "Wasteland Notices" for historic reasons although this term does not now appear in English legislation. The heading in the 1990 Act refers to "Land Adversely Affecting the Amenity of Neighbours". The title of "Amenity Notice" is commonly used in Scotland, although not found in the relevant legislation. Practice matters relating to the use of amenity notices are detailed at (31), and it is the purpose of this section to provide a quick reference guide to the principal legal powers currently available under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or its Scottish equivalent to enable local authorities to control the condition of "land "as opposed to its use.

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