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Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Fair and effective enforcement is essential to protect the health, safety and interests of the residents, visitors and businesses of Stockton-on-Tees. Even in a small case a decision about enforcement action can have serious implications for all involved, the general public, businesses, victims, witnesses and offenders.

1.2 This Enforcement Policy is designed to make sure that everyone knows the principles that Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (SBC) Regulatory Services will apply when carrying out enforcement work. By applying the same principles, everyone involved in the process is helping to treat stakeholders fairly, consistently and effectively.