Providing planning enforcement support to Trafford Council

Due to a resource gap at Trafford Council, it left their planning team with reduced capacity and senior expertise to support with the planning requirements of the borough whilst they were in the process of recruiting for permanent members of staff. 

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Our officers worked alongside the Council’s planning team on a secondment basis for 3 days a week based at their offices in Trafford. This arrangement has been in place for two years and has recently been extended.  

Our officers are supporting with a large caseload of enforcement cases in relation to breaches of planning control, from investigation, to making recommendations on an appropriate course of action to take. 

As a result of providing an experienced planning / enforcement officer from our team, it added the required expertise needed to ensure service quality. We were able to offer a quick and flexible service solution for the Council at short notice which could be extended as and when the Council requires. 

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Find out more about our planning work with other local authorities: Wyre Council, Warrington Borough Council and east Staffordshire Council.

Providing planning resilience support to The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


By adding extra capacity, The Royal Borough of Windsor was able to maintain a high level of service to its customers by reducing planning application delays from backlogs.

The Royal Borough of Windsor

Providing short term planning support to Chorley Council


‘Capita was very knowledgeable and adapted quickly to the job, learning new policies and methods of working with ease'

Caron Taylor, Principal planner, Chorley Council

Providing planning resilience support to Warrington Borough Council


The sheer volume of planning applications dealt with by Capita has been very impressive and helped us immensely during a period when our planning section was under severe pressure

Richard Evans, Principal Planner, Warrington Borough Council