Update on Planning Enforcement Service activity for the period April to June 2019.
The Head of Planning and Building Control introduced this item and provided Members with an update on Planning Enforcement service activity covering the Quarter 1 Period of this reporting year 2019/2020 (April-June 2019). The report included a breakdown of the requests for service received; key actions and enforcement case outcomes during the quarter together with a summary of case activity (including issuing Formal Notices, legal action and enforcement appeals).
It was highlighted that the Planning Inspectorate is taking on average 41 weeks to determine enforcement appeals by written representation and longer for Matters considered under the informal hearing and public inquiry procedure Work is currently underway within the Planning Inspectorate to improve this performance, which has led to frustration for complainants, the Council and those wishing to appeal enforcement notices.
RESOLVED that the update be noted.