September 16th, 2012 |
The District Council Executive has a meeting on Wednesday. (This is one of those meetings where no Rayleigh Councillor is allowed to speak).
However there are a few items worth reading. You can find the agenda here.
One of the items is the ‘quarterly performance report’. There’s 5 megabytes to download there, and we know that some of our readers like looking at this stuff!
But one item sticks out on page 6.12. The number of planning enforcement cases still ongoing has risen again – to 542. This is a ridiculously high number. Since April 50 new cases have been opened, and only 17 have been closed.
We were shocked two years ago when there were 466 cases outstanding. The Conservatives who run the council must accept responsibility for this.
One issue has been that officers had to prepare for a major planning inquiry, and this has had a further consequence. Only 23 percent of new cases are being visited by officers within the target time.