Explanatory Memorandum

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 23

4 May 2011

Commentary on Sections

Part 2 - Vehicles

Section 8 – Notice of removal of vehicle by district council

This section amends Article 30 of the 1978 Order by removing the requirement to serve a notice on the occupier of land where a vehicle that appears to be abandoned is on a ‘road’. This enables vehicles to be removed immediately from any road to which the public has access.

Subsection (3) removes the requirement for a district council to affix a notice to an abandoned vehicle prior to removal where it is considered to be in such a condition that it ought to be destroyed.