Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 October 2023
NUNEATON and Bedworth borough council chiefs have created a new and easy way to help report any planning regulation rules being breached.
This has been achieved by recently rolling out a new online portal earlier this month (Wednesday, 11 October), where residents can explain and select the specific details of the breaches, and upload photo evidence, such as site photographs.
By reporting planning rule-breakers through the new web form, this will help the council’s team of planners tackle any breaches in a ‘simple, and straightforward’ manner, and allow them to triage, and deal with complaints ‘more efficiently’.
In a statement seen by the Free Press, a spokesperson for Nuneaton and Bedworth borough council, said that it will help ‘speed up’ the planning enforcement process.
They said: “This new tool will help to speed up the Planning Enforcement process by alleviating the high number of complaints that come into planning that do not fall within planning remit and allow the planning enforcement team to investigate genuine cases more succinctly.”
Coun. Richard Smith, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regulation, said: “We take Planning Enforcement very seriously at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
“This new online reporting tool will allow the Planning Enforcement team to focus their efforts to dealing with genuine breaches of planning control more efficiently.
“I encourage anyone with serious concerns around potential planning breaches to use the new form to report it.”