Executive post

Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement - Simon Weeks


5.2.14  Executive Member for Planning & Enforcement

To oversee the production of all statutory and service plans within the remit of Planning, Planning Enforcement and Land Use. To recommend to the Executive new or amended policies in respect of these services.

To oversee the Council’s strategic approach to gypsies and travellers.

To oversee Planning and Development consultations.

To oversee S106, CIL and any other developer contributions.

To ensure high-quality and effective delivery of planning permissions that have been granted, ensuring compliance with planning conditions and utilising enforcement where necessary.

To provide oversight of developments to ensure a minimum of disruption and inconvenience to residents, businesses, and those using private and public transport.

In conjunction with the Executive Member for Business, Economic Development and Strategic Planning, to ensure delivery of the current Local Plan, including monitoring the Five-Year Land Supply.

To represent the Council as determined by the Executive on outside bodies and in discussions/negotiations with regional, national and government bodies.

To hold the Director of Customer Services and Localities to account for the performance and improvement of the services and sufficiency duties.

To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the whole of the Planning and Enforcement portfolio.

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Planning and Enforcement portfolio, with particular regard to the following:


a)      ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of contracts;


b)      examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;


c)      to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;


i)        outsourcing;

ii)       market testing;

iii)      public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;

iv)      joint working with other public bodies;


d)      monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that have been awarded.


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