Decision details

Regulatory Services and Health: Service Specific Enforcement Policy

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the service specific enforcement policy for Regulatory Services and Health.


That the Portfolio Holder


1        approves the service specific enforcement policy for Regulatory Services and Health; and


2        the approved service specific policy be updated on the Cheshire East Council website and implemented by Regulatory Services and Health in the provision of its regulatory activities.


Reasons for the decision:

A number of sanctions are available across the wide range of enforcement services. However, in some cases, sanctions are limited to a specific service area.  This service specific policy therefore provides clarity on enforcement options to those who are the subject of enforcement action by the Regulatory Services and Health Team.


The continual changes to legislation and the creation of new and additional sanctions requires an expedient update and approval process to ensure that services can take advantage of new sanctions when they become available. The Portfolio Holder approval route will provide this expediency.


Alternative options considered:

No other options have been considered.  On 8 October 2019, Cabinet agreed that the approval of service specific policies is delegated to the relevant Portfolio Holder.

Publication date: 13/01/2020

Date of decision: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

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