Decision - Environmental Enforcement Policy

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Environmental Enforcement Policy

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1)           That the Committee agrees that the environmental enforcement service will be delivered in house from the end of the current contract period.


2)           That the Committee notes that the full and final cost of bringing the service in house cannot be determined until due diligence has been completed under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) and notes that if the costs significantly exceeds the projections outlined in this report, a further report will be brought back to committee.


3)           That the Committee notes that the  council’s current environmental enforcement contract may need to be extended for a period of up to six months to allow time for the TUPE process and for new ICT systems to be put in place.


4)           That the Committee grants delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to extend the existing contract if required, negotiate the terms of that extension and determine the date of the service transfer to the council provided that this date shall not be any later than the 1 September 2019.


5)           That the Committee approves the Environmental Enforcement Framework which sets out how the service will be delivered from the commencement of the new in house service.


6)           That the Committee notes that future changes to the Environmental Enforcement Framework will be brought back to Committee for approval.

Report author: Lynsay Cook

Publication date: 28/11/2018

Date of decision: 27/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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