Issue details

Environmental Protection Enforcement Policy 2022/2027

The existing enforcement policy used by the Environmental Protection Team has been updated to ensure compliance with current legislation and guidance; in line with our commitment to the principles of good enforcement outlined in the enforcement concordat.


The policy lays out how EH investigates complaints including priority of cases. The general policy relates to all enforcement actions and describes the basic principles of Enforcement. Guidance is provided on what is considered when making a decision on enforcement action. The policy also lays out the various types of enforcement action available to the local authority; and includes details on complaints and appeals available to those who are affected by enforcement decisions made by the local authority.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/08/2022

Decision due: 20 Oct 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Jill Bayford, Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director: Penny Button

Contact: Morgan Sproates, Regulatory Services Manager Email:

What the decision will mean: Approval of updated Environmental Protection Enforcement Policy


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report