Tag Archives : enforcement


Shopkeepers warned over sales of e-liquids to minors

An operation by Plymouth City Council Trading Standards found that six out of the seven shops visited sold multiple bottles of e-liquid containing nicotine to a 16-year-old volunteer. The team sent the young test purchaser to visit seven Plymouth shops and was sold e-liquid in six of the stores. Trading Standards regularly carry out test […]


Help keep our air clean – don’t burn any old rubbish

Don’t burn any old rubbish on your land – or allow others to do it, you could end up out of pocket. That’s the message following a prosecution in magistrates yesterday of a landowner who burnt building waste on his property. A Hartley man pleaded guilty to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. […]


Woman fined for littering after leaving bins out on wrong day

Put your bins out on the right day and at the right time – or you could be fined for littering. That’s the message from Plymouth City Council following a successful court case where a Stoke woman was ordered to pay £550 in fines and costs. The woman was found guilty of littering in her […]


Enforcement action on unauthorised coloured panels on new block

Developers of a new student accommodation block have been served a planning enforcement notice ordering them to remove unauthorised brightly-coloured vinyl stickers. The Council has issued a planning enforcement notice on the developer, J R Pickstock Ltd, of the recently-built block in the Crescent in the city centre. The notice follows a number of complaints […]


Beefing up team that tackles untidy land and buildings

Plymouth City Council is expanding its planning compliance team in response to calls from residents and councillors to look at planning issues that affect where people live. A new compliance officer, Josephine Maddick has joined the team as part of the Council’s commitment to protect Plymouth’s unique environment and take swift action against unauthorised planning […]


Woman fined for throwing cigarette end out of car

A Ford woman faces fines and court costs of £1,232 for throwing a cigarette butt out of her car window. The 41-year-old woman was seen throwing a cigarette end out of her car window while driving at Marsh Mills on 9 May. She was served with a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for littering, but because the fine […]


Bus lane enforcement cameras on Exeter Street

The Plymouth Herald is running a story today about bus lane enforcement on Exeter Street, suggesting we have recently installed ‘a clutch of cameras’ near the entrance to the Friary Retail Park and that more ‘are being put up to catch bus lane cheats’. To clarify, there are two cameras on the lighting column pictured […]


Council takes enforcement action to get Billacombe Road crossing installed

We have issued a breach of condition planning enforcement notice requiring developer Persimmon to install a toucan crossing on Billacombe Road by the start of the new school term. Providing a crossing at the entrance to Broxton Drive was one of the planning conditions for the new Saltram Meadow housing estate but work is yet to […]


Measures being introduced to tackle problem parking around Life Centre

Measures to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking around the Plymouth Life Centre will be introduced next month, following public consultation earlier in the year. The measures will address ongoing problems with vehicles being left around the edge of the Life Centre car park, outside the marked bays and on kerbs, which obstructs access for other […]


Plans to tackle problem parking around Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth City Council is planning to introduce a package of measures to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking around the Plymouth Life Centre. There have been ongoing problems with vehicles being left around the edge of the Life Centre car park, outside the marked bays and on kerbs, which obstructs access for other drivers, cyclists and […]


Camera car not banned

Camera cars have not been banned. There are, however, Government plans to stop them being used to enforce certain things (such as ‘no loading’ restrictions). Our camera car spends the majority of its time checking for inconsiderate and dangerous parking at bus stops and schools and this important enforcement will not be affected by the […]