Tewkesbury Borough Council is asking the public for feedback on how it enforces planning regulations.
An enforcement plan has been drafted which explains the council’s approach, outlines its powers and details the ways in which planning breaches can be reported. It also summarises what can be expected of the council throughout the enforcement process. Officers are now asking for the public’s view on the enforcement plan and are keen to hear suggestions about how the service should operate and how improvements could be made.
A copy of the plan can be found at www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/planning and a paper copy will be made available in the reception at the Public Services Centre.
Elaine MacTiernan, lead member for built environment said: “The way in which land is used and what is built on it affects us all. The planning system exists to help regulate this but there are occasions when the rules are not followed. Enforcing these breaches is an important and necessary part of the planning system in order to protect people’s quality of life, as well as the built and natural environment.
“This plan will help us ensure that customers have realistic expectations of the council, both when they report a breach to us and when they are being investigated. We welcome comments on how we can make improvements to this crucial service.”
Comments can be made on our website www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/planning or in writing to Andy Birchley, Senior Planning and Enforcement Officer at Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury GL20 5TT by 16 April 2018.