Issue - meetings

Issue - meetings

Planning and Regulatory Service Plan

Meeting: 07/06/2016 - Scrutiny Committee (Item 7)

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Background Information

The Scrutiny Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement in June 2015.  Officers resolved to report back to members on progress against the action plan elements.  Following a service restructure, these actions have been taken in to the Planning & Regulatory Service Plan.

Why is it on the agenda?

For the Scrutiny Committee to consider the Service Plan for the new Planning & Regulatory service.  The Committee is asked to note the report and to provide any feedback on the Service Plan and draft Service Improvement plan and identified actions.

Who has been invited to comment?

·         Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, Board Member for Planning & Regulatory;

·         Patsy Dell, Head of Service - Planning & Regulatory




Additional documents:


The Board Member for Planning & Regulatory Services and Head of Planning and Regulatory Services presented the report. 


In discussion the Committee considered the following topics:

·         how to address current recruitment and retention issues within some key roles and enhance the specialist skills and experience supporting the planning functions

·         how to improve resilience and capacity in the enforcement functions and integrate them with other services that had staff working across the city

·         how to improve the current resilience and sustainability of the Building Control function

·         the need to further improve communications with Council tenants and other community groups including Neighbourhood Forums, especially with regard to HMO enforcement and planning applications


The Committee noted the contents of the report and commended the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services on her progress to date in improving the service.