Bolsover District Council is responsible for ensuring that a wide range of legislation is being properly complied with, by businesses and individuals. This is to protect the rights and safety of the Districts residents, workers, visitors and the local environment.
The Councils takes a positive, proactive and balanced approach to ensure compliance. This policy helps to promote an efficient and effective approach to regulatory enforcement to ensure that we act in a consistent and fair manner.
The policy sets out the approach to be followed by authorised officers when making decisions in respect of compliance and enforcement activities. It sets out the levels of enforcement action available to the Councils, how we will determine which action is appropriate in the event of non-compliance and how we will conduct our investigations.
This is an overarching policy which covers the whole of the Councils enforcement activities. Individual service areas are required to follow a range of legislation and regulations when considering enforcement activity and as such, many of these areas have specific enforcement policies which are reviewed regularly.
These policies are available be accessing the links below
Enforcement Policy (Joint Environmental Health Service)
Statement of Licensing Policy (Licensing Act 2003)
Statement of Licensing Principles (Gambling Act 2005)
Taxi Licensing Policy (Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 etc. – new policy approved Sept
Local Enforcement Plan (Planning)