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Regulatory Enforcement Policy and Service Standards as Required by the Regulators’ Code

Meeting: 14/01/2019 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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The report seeks approval of an updated Enforcement Policy and a set of Service Standards, as required by the Regulators’ Code following formation of the Council’s Regulatory Hub.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)            Cabinet agreed the contents of the Enforcement Policy as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report;

 

(ii)          Cabinet agreed the contents of the Service Standards as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report; and 

 

(iii)         Cabinet agreed the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment after consultation with the relevant Cabinet member, to update the Enforcement Policy and the Service Standards as required in accordance with the Regulators Code.

                                                                       

Minutes:

Councillor Tom Miller, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, introduced the report stating that, under Section 22 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, local authorities must have regard to the Regulators’ Code when exercising regulatory functions.

 

Councillor Miller stated that this report seeks approval of an updated Enforcement Policy (the policy) and a set of Service Standards (the standards) as required by the Regulators’ Code.

 

Councillor Miller stated that the policy and the standards follow the formation of the Council’s Regulatory Hub in March 2018 which brought a core cluster of Environmental Services regulatory teams together as one. The policy updates the sanctions available to the Council when taking enforcement action, supports the functions of the Enforcement Practitioners Group and provides some uniformity and consistency between our regulatory teams as our area based working model establishes.

 

In response to a question, Simon Legg, Senior Regulatory Service Manager, stated that the policy and the standards will not apply to the Council’s Private Housing Service who whilst statutorily, must have regard to the Code, have an existing service specific enforcement policy which they will continue to adhere to.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)            Cabinet agreed the contents of the Enforcement Policy as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report;

 

(ii)          Cabinet agreed the contents of the Service Standards as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report; and 

 

(iii)         Cabinet agreed the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment after consultation with the relevant Cabinet member, to update the Enforcement Policy and the Service Standards as required in accordance with the Regulators Code.