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Business Item
Civil Penalty Policy (Amendment)
Is a Key Decision:
Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Date of Decision
Tue 2 Feb 2021
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Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
That the revised Civil Penalty Policy and associated matrices be adopted.
Service Area
Housing Operations & Landlord Services
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:

Victoria Cotterill

Senior Environmental Health Officer

Background Papers:
As set out in the report
Is Decision District Wide
Decision Made
That the revised Civil Penalty Policy and associated matrices be adopted.
Reason for Decision

1. To enable the Council to continue to effectively deal with breaches of housing legislation, as an alternative to prosecution.


2. To enable the Council to consistently, and fairly, issue civil penalties for the Electrical Safety Standards (Private Rented Sector) Regulations 2020. 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The existing policy has been in operation some time and following its use, and although is still in operation, has been found to require amendment.  Should this revision not take place, the Council would be open to challenge by appeal to a Tribunal by those to which a penalty has been issued.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
Councillor Craig Rivett declared a Local Non-Pecuniary Interest in the item as a landlord.
Any Dispensation Granted

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Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton


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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 42.
20/01/2021 16:14:08Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
20/01/2021 16:14:08Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
20/01/2021 16:14:08Matt MakinMeeting Added02/02/2021 6:30PM
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
20/01/2021 16:16:11Matt MakinWard AddedDeben


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