The Board received a report which was presented by the Planning, Building Control and Enforcement Officer giving an update on the activities of the Planning Enforcement Service for the Quarter 1 (April – June, 2018).
Of the 210 cases received during the quarter, 125 had been investigated/resolved and 85 were still under consideration. In giving a breakdown of the requests for service received, the report also outlined the key actions undertaken and the enforcement case outcomes during the quarter. It then gave details of legal action being taken in respect of various cases details of which were updated, where appropriate, by the Head of Planning and Building Control
It was noted that from April 2018 the Service had been aligned with the Planning/Economic Regeneration Service within the Place Directorate and that the number of formal actions being taken were now at record levels largely as a result of the increased proactive nature of the Service. It was also reported that the vacant Planning Enforcement Officer post was being advertised and was to be recruited to shortly.
RESOLVED that the update report regarding planning enforcement activity be noted.