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New Local Enforcement Plan adopted by Buckinghamshire Council

| June 22, 2020

The planning enforcement team at Buckinghamshire Council have adopted a new Local Enforcement Plan.

Alleged breaches of planning control are investigated by the planning enforcement team who will use the new Local Enforcement Plan to take enforcement action where appropriate.

This is a new enforcement policy for a new enforcement service operated by Buckinghamshire Council and it sets out how the Council will provide that service and what residents can expect from the service when they have to use it.

The new and improved plan, which was adopted on Tuesday 16th June 2020, prioritises matters that affect residents lives and promotes the use of Buckinghamshire Council’s resources to investigate and resolve breaches of control.

The Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement, Cllr Warren Whyte, said: ‘This new plan puts residents at the heart of the way that this service operates and paves the way for the implementation of an improved planning enforcement service across the Buckinghamshire Council area.

With new priorities, reduced timescales and a commitment to pursuing harmful breaches of planning control, this plan is just the start of improvements to the service that will benefit our residents and make a real difference to our environment.

Planning is a complex and emotive area and we want to ensure our new enforcement service builds confidence in the planning process.

I also want to remind builders and developers that they have a duty to meet their planning obligations and the new Council will not tolerate abuse of the planning system.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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