Agenda item

Planning Enforcement Update


The Committee considered a table outlining the highest priority planning enforcement cases within the borough.


The Committee noted the significant progress the Council had made in respect of its Planning Enforcement service in respect of both service provision, and attitude and resourcing. Moreover, further improvement, in respect of resourcing, had been made by the recent recruitment of a further Planning Enforcement Officer and an Assistant Corporate Enforcement Officer.


However, it was felt by Members that there was an opportunity for improvement in respect of greater partnership working between the Development Management and Corporate Enforcement Teams; and to create a service which wasn’t felt by residents to be biased towards applicants. It was also reiterated to Members that any enforcement monitoring and action needed to be conducted within the confides of what the law allowed.


RESOLVED that the update be noted.