Eastleigh Borough Council has updated and strengthened its approach to enforcement.
The Council undertakes a wide range of regulatory and enforcement activities to help protect the health and wellbeing of residents, consumers and workers with in the Borough, protect the environment and to ensure borough is a modern, attractive area where people are proud to live and work.
The latest robust approach to enforcement takes account of updates to legislation and guidance as well as dealing with current issues such as climate change and the environment.
The new policy sets out the principles by which all council enforcement action should be carried out to ensure enforcement principles are consistently and effectively applied across different services.
As part of the strategy the Council confirms is commitment to
- minimising delays to resolving enforcement cases.
- improving communication to local people of enforcement activity and results of enforcement activity
- increasing enforcement in relation to development so that the supply of housing is increased but without negative impact on communities.
In particular, the Council is updating its policy around enforcement of new housing developments and will be dealing with issues that are important to local residents such as hours of construction, noise and mud on the road. The Council has increased the number of enforcement officers together with the Council’s locality team that can also deal with low level enforcement..
Council Leader Keith House said, The Council’s many enforcement roles are an important part of helping to protect the health, wellbeing and safety of our people who live work and visit our borough. This new strategy together with an increased number of officers with an enforcement role increases the Council’s ‘eyes and ears’ in the community and will provide confidence to local people that the Council will act to ensure enforcement is robustly applied.”