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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Justices may order Nuisances to be abated.

CIVIf any Candle-house, Melting-house, Melting-place, or Soap-house, or any Slaughter-house, or any Building or Place for boiling Offal or Blood, or for boiling or crushing Bones, or any Pigstye, Necessary House, Dunghill, Manure Heap, or any Manufactory, Building, or Place of Business within the Limits of the special Act, be at any Time certified to the Commissioners by the Inspector of Nuisances or Officer of Health, or if for the Time being there be no Inspector of Nuisances or Officer of Health, by any Two Surgeons or Physicians, or One Surgeon and One Physician, to be a Nuisance or injurious to the Health of the Inhabitants, the Commissioners shall direct Complaint to be made before Two Justices; and any Justice may summon before any Two Justices the Person by or on whose Behalf the Work complained of is carried on, and such Justices shall inquire into such Complaint, and they may, by an Order in Writing under their Hands, order such Person to discontinue or remedy the Nuisance within such Time as to them shall appear expedient: Provided always, that if it appear to such Justices that in carrying on any Business Complained of the best Means then known to be available for mitigating the Nuisance or the injurious Effects of such Business have not been adopted, they may suspend their final Determination, upon Condition that the Person so complained against shall undertake to adopt within a reasonable Time such Means as the said Justices shall judge to be practicable and order to be carried into effect for mitigating or preventing the injurious Effects of such Business.

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