Information about the Chelsea Enforcement Pilot which covers over 40 construction sites that have a construction management plan.
The Council knows how important it is for development sites to be well run, including for sites to comply with all necessary regulations.
Effectively dealing with enforcement complaints can be challenging and complex given the different types of legislation involved.
To help the Council manage this more effectively, we established a pilot team with responsibility over a number of important development sites in Chelsea. The pilot team consists of officers from across enforcement teams, who work closely together to help join up the enforcement work of the Council.
Sites are regularly monitored with the pilot team taking a “zero tolerance” approach to enforcement breaches.
What does it cover?
Over 40 construction sites (see below) that have a construction traffic management plan.
These sites have been selected either due to their size or close proximity to other nearby development sites.
When does it take place?
The pilot scheme started on 8 January 2018 with the aim that successful elements of the pilot will be rolled out across the borough.
How can you help us?
Rather than having to contact different departments, we want residents to have one contact point in raising enforcement issues for these sites. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 020 7361 3650 to make a complaint regarding these sites.
What evidence can you provide the pilot team?We welcome evidence from residents, but if we are to serve a notice, or prosecute on the basis of that evidence, we need to be certain that the offence can be proven in court.
Evidence can be photographs or videos that are timed and dated. The photos and videos must demonstrate beyond doubt, that an enforcement breach has occurred.
For example, if the breach is that the construction vehicle is entering the site out of the agreed hours, it must be clear that the vehicle in question is serving the particular site. The photo or video taken in this instance must include the registration plate of the vehicle and vehicle seen entering the site.
If this standard of proof is not possible by taking a photo or video - to prove that the vehicle is delivering to the site, you will need to speak to the driver, to get verbal confirmation.
Will I need to go to court as a witness?
Those who submit evidence need to be required, if necessary, to provide a witness statement and/or act as a witness for the prosecution in court.
Where should I send evidence?
All evidence should be sent to email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can come and speak to us in person at Chelsea Old Town Hall on Thursdays between 9am and 12pm.