Powers of entry - Planning enforcement officers

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Dear Carmarthenshire County Council,

This FOI request is about rights of access given to named authorised Council officers.

Sections 196a, 196b and 196c of the Town and Country Planning act 1990 enable LPA's to authorise named officers to enter land specifically for enforcement purposes.

Section 196c (1)a of the above act covers that if so required, officers must produce evidence of authorisation.

For each of the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 please provide a list of named officers authorised to access land for the purposes of enforcement.

Please also provide the written authorisation and delegation for each officer granted these powers of entry.

I would draw your attention to the fact that these powers of entry are only available to named, authorised officers. It is the list of named, authorised officers that we are requesting along with the written authority and recorded delegated authority on which each officer was acting.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. O'Reilly

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

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