Have your say on our general enforcement policy

The Council is reviewing its General Enforcement Policy, which applies to a range services, including:

Environmental Health

This includes services pollution matters such as noise, waste accumulations, fly-tipping, dust, and emissions from industrial processes. It also includes Food Hygiene Inspections and interventions.


This includes council house management.

Car Parking Enforcement/Civil Enforcement

This includes using council owned car parks, fines, and tickets.

Selective Licensing and Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO)

This includes mandatory and discretionary licensing schemes for private Landlords that aim to ensure the sector meets the standards of property and associated management set out in the Housing Act 2004.


This includes private landlord licensing, taxi and private hire licensing, alcohol and entertainment licensing.

Trading Standards

Ensuring that consumers are protected from unfair trading and supporting businesses that are legitimate.

The policy's primary goal is to ensure that regulatory compliance and enforcement protect the public and comply with the ‘Principles of Good Regulation’, which are proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent, and targeted.

You can review the Council's draft General Enforcement Policy and provide feedback to shape the policy.

Read the draft general enforcement policy