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Enforcement of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Rowan Bridge made this Freedom of Information request to South Staffordshire District Council as part of a batch sent to 309 authorities

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Dear FOI team,

I would like to make the following requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. How many visits have your Local Authority Officers made to licensed Scrap Metal Dealers in order to enforce the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 since October 2018?

2 How many closure orders have been issued or enforcement actions undertaken by yourselves against scrap metal dealers, both mobile and site-based, since October 2018?

Yours faithfully,

Rowan Bridge

External Email for Freedom Of Information, South Staffordshire District Council

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forwarded to the relevant service(s) who will respond to you in due
course.

Catherine Gutteridge, South Staffordshire District Council

Dear Mr Bridge,

Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 150/2020

Thank you for your email of 26 February 2020 where you requested information on Scrap Metal site inspections and closure orders/enforcement actions against scrap metal dealers in South Staffordshire. I apologise for the delay in responding to your FOI request. Please find my response below:

1. How many visits have your Local Authority Officers made to licensed Scrap Metal Dealers in order to enforce the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 since October 2018? None

2 How many closure orders have been issued or enforcement actions undertaken by yourselves against scrap metal dealers, both mobile and site-based, since October 2018? Four

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Yours sincerely

Catherine Gutteridge

Planning Enforcement Team Manager
Legal & Democratic Services
South Staffordshire Council

Tel: 01902696000

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