Senior Compliance & Enforcement Officer
Main purpose of role
To deliver an effective enforcement and compliance service covering all unauthorised developments relating to the Planning Acts and to ensure that development is carried out in accordance with approved plans and conditions
Identifying and investigating complaints regarding potentially complex breaches of planning control and taking the necessary action to rectify breaches by negotiation and correspondence.
- Preparing delegated and committee reports and recommendations regarding breaches of planning control which require rectification by legal processes under planning law.
- Providing the necessary evidence to the Borough Solicitor regarding breaches of planning control by way of interviews, site inspections, photographs and measurements.
- Acting as the Council's witness at Planning Inquiries and at Court hearings concerning enforcement action, prosecutions, Certificates of Lawful Development and other proceedings as and when required to do so.
- Provide advice and manage a caseload of high hedge enquiries and planning applications and related appeals
- To ensure the efficient and customer focused handling of a caseload of delegated and committee compliance and enforcement cases through the statutory process including appeals procedures and present cases to the Development Control Committee.
- To prepare statements of case and proofs of evidence for appeals relating to enforcement and compliance functions and to attend Informal Hearings and Public Inquiries as the a professional witness.
- Liaising with staff in other Business Units of the Council, with Borough Councillors and with Organisations outside the Council such as Police, Interest Groups, Parish Councils, and the County Council to establish close contacts and working relationships.
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