09 July 2018
The hugely successful Chelsea Pilot has been rolled out to North Kensington after the Council’s zero tolerance approach to busy construction sites proved a massive success.
The final review of the Chelsea Pilot is packed with positive stats that exceeded expectations. A total of 38 per cent more notices were served in Chelsea by the pilot team than anywhere else in the borough. In total no less than 30 environmental notices, 14 planning and streetscene enforcement notices, plus 24 fixed penalty notices were served during the three-month pilot.
The Kensington Pilot has locked its sights on 22 locations throughout the area – and already seven enforcement notices have been served. Since the launch, another seven sites have been added for the enforcement team to monitor following complaints received from the local community. Complaints included builder’s waste in the road and engine idling – all of which have now been brought under control.
The Kensington Pilot aims to make reporting problematic construction sites to the Council easier than ever for residents. A designated telephone number, email and local HQ makes the team accessible and easy to reach for residents.
Kensington and Chelsea Council’s Lead Member for Streets, Planning and Transport, Cllr Will Pascall, said:
“Our residents should no longer have to put up with unreasonable traffic congestion, noise pollution or antisocial behaviour caused by busy construction sites. This is precisely why we have made reporting these matters as easy as possible as we know how frustrating it can be for residents who must navigate the range of Council services we provide until they reach the correct service for their problem.”