Have your say on proposed new General Enforcement Policy

Published Wednesday, 18th November 2020

Hartlepool Borough Council is asking people to give their views on a proposed new General Enforcement Policy it has created to clearly set out its approach to enforcement.

The policy aims to ensure that all the Council's enforcement:

  • is consistent, transparent, accountable, proportionate and targeted;
  • is risk-based to ensure an effective use of resources;
  • improves protection for the community and businesses;
  • reduces the regulatory burden on businesses.

Enforcement, in the context of this policy, includes any advice given or criminal or civil action taken by the Council aimed at ensuring that individuals or businesses comply with the law.

It covers all the Council's enforcement activities ranging from fly tipping and parking to planning enforcement and trading standards.

People can read the draft policy - and comment on it by taking part in a short survey - by clicking here. The consultation ends on Monday 14th December.

If people have any queries about the policy or the survey, please email public.protection@hartlepool.gov.uk or call 01429 523324.