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Corporate Enforcement Policy

We have a responsibility to enforce a range of legislation. Our Corporate Enforcement Policy explains how we achieve this.

This policy applies to all areas except Planning, which is available here. Although specific guidance on the particular approach taken by certain areas may also be provided – any additional guidance will be in accordance with the approach taken by this policy. 

We believe that most businesses and individuals want to abide by the law and the Council will assist them where possible. We recognise that prevention is better than cure, but firm action will be taken against those who break the law or act irresponsibly.

We believe that businesses and individuals should know the approach that will be taken by the Council where enforcement is warranted and should have confidence that officers will ensure that their approach is:

  • Focused
  • Fair
  • Firm
  • Accountable
  • Consistent
  • Proportionate and
  • Transparent

View the full policy (PDF 235Kb)

Last updated 14 May 2018

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