Revised Enforcement policy consultation 2022

Revised Enforcement Policy Consultation 2022


We are now consulting on our revised Enforcement Policy 2022, which will be used by Officers when making enforcement decisions.  The policy sets out the standards and guidance that will be applied by the Council when acting in its role as regulator and enforcer.

The consultation will run from 23 December 2022 until 5pm on 16 March 2023

What we are consulting on

Braintree District Council (BDC) has a responsibility to protect the communities we serve. We have a wide set of legislative powers that allow us to protect the health of humans, animals, the local economy, and the environment. Sometimes it is necessary for us to take enforcement action and in doing so, we always have due regard to the Principles of Good Regulation as set out in the Policy and as required under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.

This revised enforcement policy has been drafted in line with the Regulator’s Code principles, and aims to ensure that any enforcement activity undertaken by Braintree Council:-

  • is fair, accountable, consistent, proportionate and transparent
  • is an effective use of resources through a risk-based methodology
  • improves protection for the community and businesses
  • actively involves both business and community in the creation and review of the enforcement policy and methods

Consultation document

We have reviewed our policy and want to know what you think about the new version before we adopt it. The revised enforcement policy is below:

Revised Enforcement Policy Consultation 2022 Download

Have your say

Please take the time to read our policy and give your feedback by answering the following 6 questions. You do not have to answer every question. We will consider all the comments that we receive and incorporate them into the policy where appropriate. We intend to adopt the updated policy in March 2023. We will publish the final version on our website. Click on the button below to tell us your views.