The subject of the decision:
This report presented the updated Environment and Leisure and Communities Directorates Enforcement Policy. The Directorates must have an enforcement policy to ensure that they act fairly and consistently when taking enforcement action and this approach was to be agreed by Council.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
Failure to abide by the principles of good enforcement set out in the Regulators’ Code (April 2014) which was issued under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Regulatory Enforcement Sanctions Act 2008, may prejudice any enforcement action considered or taken by the Directorates.
That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that the Environment and Leisure and Communities Directorates Enforcement Policy attached at Annex A of the report is adopted.