Executive post

Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement - Wayne Smith


5.2.15 Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement

To take responsibility for Strategic Planning for the development areas of the Borough.

To oversee the production of all documents included within the Local Plan.

To mentor, support and develop the Deputy Executive Member.

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


To provide oversight of developments to ensure a minimum of disruption and

inconvenience to residents, businesses, and those using private and public transport.

To ensure delivery of the current Local Plan, including monitoring the Five-Year Land


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



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.

To take on any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time

to time appropriate and to transfer any function, responsibility or role which the Leader

may deem from time to time appropriate.

Post is held by