Enforcement Given Greater Priority
The aim is to strengthen enforcement powers and sanctions (possibly with higher fines) to ensure the rules-based system will be upheld.
More powers will be introduced to address intentional unauthorised development.
Extra resources could be directed towards enforcement to ensure that planning standards and building regulation are met to help to ensure that delivery of homes that are fit for the future.
Consideration will also be given to strengthening the policies against unauthorised encampments and development which ignores Environment Agency's flood risk advice.
Helen Winkler, Senior Planning Consultant, Tyler Parkes