Enforcement policy

We have a duty to enforce a range of activities in the district.  Our Enforcement Policy sets out the principles of how we do this.  It's design to ensure that we:

  • have clear standards;
  • have clear and open information;
  • help business and residents by advising on and assisting with compliance;
  • have a clear complaints procedure;
  • ensure enforcement action is proportionate to the incident; and
  • ensure consistent enforcement.

We have specific guidelines for dealing with planning enforcement matters.  You can read the full Planning Enforcement Management Plan here.