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Planning Enforcement Update Q3 2021/22

Meeting: 08/02/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 52)

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Report of the Planning and Development Team Manager


The Senior Planning Enforcement Officer presented the report to members.


Some members had concerns in the current staffing levels of the service and the ability to clear the heavy backlog of cases.  The current lack of enforcement in relation to taking cases forward to court for prosecution was also raised and noted.  Reference was made to a constituent’s experience of the service, which was perceived as poor, and it was agreed to provide more details to the officers outside of the meeting so that it could be followed up.


The Planning Development Team Manager provided a staffing update on the newly established Planning Enforcement Team that was undergoing further training and still not fully staffed.  The difficulty to appoint to roles within the service area nationally was acknowledged.


It was moved by Councillor R Ashman, seconded by Councillor J Hoult and




The report be noted.