Dear Slough Borough Council,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Re: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215

Dear Sirs

Could you please provide the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000:

In each of the last 5 calendar years and in the year to date
(reporting each year separately):

a) How many complaints has the Council received in respect of
properties where one potential response to the complaint would be
the issue of a section 215 notice or the issue of a warning letter
prior to the issue of a section 215 notice
b) How many warning letters were the Council minded to issue
c) How many warning letters were issued
d) How many section 215 notices has the Council issued
e) Of those section 215 notices issued, how many have been
appealed
f) What is the current status of the section 215 notices issued
(resolved/outstanding/appealed/ etc)
g) What is the Councils budget in respect of section 215 notices
for each year and what was the expenditure actually incurred for
each year
h) How many days of officer’s time has been taken up considering
and dealing with section 215 notices and consideration of matters
where a section 215 notice may be an appropriate response
i) Was the issue of section 215 notices subject to the Scheme of
Delegation for each of those years, and if so, to whom was the
power to issue section 215 notices delegated
j) Has the Council at any time in committee or sub-committee
debated or considered its policy on section 215 notices and could
you provide copies of any minutes where a section 215 notice is
mentioned

Please provide a copy of the Council’s currently agreed policy on
section 215 notices and the date and copies of the minutes of the
meeting where this policy was adopted.

Please provide a copy of the Planning Enforcement register for each
of the last five calendar years and the year to date.

Yours faithfully,

Peter C. Bell

FOI, Slough Borough Council

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Slough Times 01753-511911 left an annotation ()

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 c.8)
Part VIII : Special Controls
Chapter II : Land Adversely Affecting Amenity of Neighbourhood
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990...

Section 215 : Power to require proper maintenance of land.

(1) If it appears to the local planning authority that the amenity of a part of their area, or of an adjoining area, is adversely affected by the condition of land in their area, they may serve on the owner and occupier of the land a notice under this section.

(2) The notice shall require such steps for remedying the condition of the land as may be specified in the notice to be taken within such period as may be so specified.

(3) Subject to the following provisions of this Chapter, the notice shall take effect at the end of such period as may be specified in the notice.

(4) That period shall not be less than 28 days after the service of the notice.

_Freedom of Information, Slough Borough Council

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_Freedom of Information, Slough Borough Council

Mr Bell
 
Please find below responses, from 2010 to date:
 
 
a) How many complaints has the Council received in respect of properties
where one potential response to the complaint would be the issue of a
section 215 notice or the issue of a warning letter prior to the issue of
a section 215 notice -
 
2010 - 1
2011 - 2
2012 - 0
2013 - 5
2014 - 1
2015 - 3
 
b) How many warning letters were the Council minded to issue
 
2010 - 0
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
2013 - 4
2014 - 1
2015 - 2
 
c) How many warning letters were issued
 
2010 - 0
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
2013 - 4
2014 - 1
2015 - 2
 
d) How many section 215 notices has the Council issued
 
2010 - 0
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
2013 - 3
2014 - 0
2015 - 0
 
e) Of those section 215 notices issued, how many have been appealed
 
2010 - 0
2011 - 0
2012 - 0
2013 - 0
2014 - 0
2015 - 0
 
f) What is the current status of the section 215 notices issued
(resolved/outstanding/appealed/ etc)
 
2010 - N/a
2011 - N/a
2012 - N/a
2013 - 3 resolved
2014 - N/a
2015 - N/a
 
g) What is the Councils budget in respect of section 215 notices for each
year and what was the expenditure actually incurred for each year
 
No specific budget for s215 notices
 
h) How many days of officer’s time has been taken up considering and
dealing with section 215 notices and consideration of matters where a
section 215 notice may be an appropriate response
 
Not recorded
 
i) Was the issue of section 215 notices subject to the Scheme of
Delegation for each of those years, and if so, to whom was the power to
issue section 215 notices delegated
 
Delegated to..... Head of Legal Services after consultation with the Head
of Planning & Strategic Policy and Assistant Director of Public Protection
 
 
j) Has the Council at any time in committee or sub-committee debated or
considered its policy on section 215 notices and could you provide copies
of any minutes where a section 215 notice is mentioned
 
This has not been discussed at committee, or subcommittee, so not minutes
available.
 
Please provide a copy of the Council’s currently agreed policy on section
215 notices and the date and copies of the minutes of the meeting where
this policy was adopted.
 
Planning Enforcement Policy adopted 2008 - minutes:
[1]http://www.slough.gov.uk/moderngov/mgAi....
 
Policy:
[2]https://www.slough.gov.uk/moderngov/mgCo...
 
 
Please provide a copy of the Planning Enforcement register for each of the
last five calendar years and the year to date.
 
This is available online at [3]http://www.sbcplanning.co.uk  "search for
an enforcement notice"
 
Kind regards, SBC FOI Officer
 
 
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