Decision details

Business Closure Regulations

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1. To authorise the following officers to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Business Closure Regulations “). This authorisation is in relation to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Districts.
a. Joint Head of Environmental Health Service
b. Environmental Health Manager
c. Licensing Team Leader
d. Licensing and Enforcement Officer
e. Environmental Enforcement Team Leader
f. Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer
g. Environmental Health Officer
h. Senior Environmental Health Officer
i. Technical Officer (Housing and Pollution)
j. Environmental Protection Officer
k. Environmental Protection Enforcement Officer
2. To authorise the following officers to approve the bringing of proceedings for any offence under the Business Closure Regulations.
Authorised Officers:
a. Joint Head of Service
b. Environmental Health Manager

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Councils to enforce the Business Closure Regulations to protect public health. A wide group of officers have been identified to enable enforcement action and on-site support as required.

Alternative options considered:

To reserve all delegated powers to the Joint Head of Service only. This would require the Joint Head of Service to personally approve and attend every enforcement action in relation to the regulations, and given the seriousness and practicalities involved in enforcing the legislation this would be a prohibitive step.
Due to the potentially high profile of any legal proceedings against businesses, the authorisation of proceedings for such offences should not be granted to officers outside the service senior management team.

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 25/03/2020

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