Issue - meetings

Public Protection Enforcement Policy

Meeting: 24/05/2011 - Cabinet (Item 64)

64 Public Protection Enforcement Policy

*                       Report of the Corporate Director – Public Health & Wellbeing is circulated.

Supporting documents:


Cllr Keith Humphries, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection Services presented a report which sought Cabinet approval and adoption of an enforcement policy for Public Protection Services. 


The Policy would ensure that all enforcement action was compliant with all relevant legislation and guidelines and would be fair, clear, transparent, consistent, proportionate,risk based and robust. It related to any enforcement actions taken by officers in Public Protection Services, and would establish a consistent approach regarding the use of both formal and informal mechanisms to achieve effective and efficient compliance with relevant legislation. The Policy would also assist local businesses contributing to supporting the economy as outlined in the Council’s Business Plan. The Plan had been subject to a consultation exercise.




That Cabinet adopts the Public Protection Service Enforcement Policy.


Reason for decision:


To ensure that any enforcement actions taken by Public Protection Officers are consistent, proportionate, fair and effective.