1.These explanatory notes relate to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005. They have been prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.