Planning And Environmental Services Department
This Department deals with all consents, licences, permits, inspections and enforcement relating to planning and environmental matters. The planning services include planning applications, pre planning consultations, planning enforcement, Section 5 – Exempted Development, Taking in Charge of housing developments, bonds, development contributions, unfinished housing estates, Part 8 reports, dangerous buildings, derelict sites, outdoor event licences, casual trading, architectural conservation/ protected structures.
The environmental services include the investigation, management and enforcement of environmental complaints. Other responsibilities include the issue of environmental authorisations under waste, litter, air, noise and water legislation as well as monitoring and enforcing compliance including on unauthorised activities. The enforcement of producer initiatives in waste electrical & electronics, tyres, batteries and food are other key activities of this department. Septic tank assessments and grants, landfill management and response to pollution incidents are also undertaken by Planning & Environmental Services.