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Regulatory Services Policies and Procedures

Mendip District Council's Regulatory Service is committed to promote the health of the public, our environment and local economy and to be recognised as an excellent cost effective regulatory service that engages with and involves our communities, businesses and partners, to continually improve public health, environmental and economic outcomes.

The Regulatory Service Group is split into 2 teams:

1.  Compliance Team, made up of the following services:

  • Licensing
  • Private Sector Housing Enforcement
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Safety & Nutrition
  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Private Water Supply Safety
  • Public Safety at Events
  • Smokefree Public Places
  • Emergency Planning and Civil Contingencies
  • Public Health & Wellbeing

2.  Enforcement Team, made up of the following services:

  • Environmental Protection - including pollution reduction, contaminated land, air quality,  noise complaints, dog warden service and planning consultations
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Licensing Enforcement
  • Environmental crime
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Road closures for special events
  • Community Safety

For our policies and procedure please see below:

Regulatory Services

pdf icon The Somerset District Authorities Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy 2015 to 2020 [518kb]

pdf icon Legislative Framework - Appendix A 01.04.15 [396kb]

pdf icon What you can expect from Regulatory Service - Appendix B 01.04.15 [496kb]

Compliance Team

pdf icon Cabinet Agreed Compliance Team Fees and Charges Less Discretionary Licence Fees 2014 [407kb]

pdf icon Community Health Group - Service Standards [85kb]

Food Safety

pdf icon Food Safety Enforcement Policy [195kb]

Health & Safety

pdf icon HSP00 - H and S Enforcement Policy Updated Feb 2015 [196kb]

pdf icon Somerset Health and Safety Complaint Investigation Flow Chart 2013 [355kb]

pdf icon Somerset Health and Safety Complaint Investigation Criteria 2013 [361kb]

pdf icon Somerset Health and Safety Incident Selection Criteria 2013 [102kb]


pdf icon Statement of Licensing Policy [431kb]

pdf icon Taxi Policy [983kb]

pdf icon Gambling Statement of Principles [392kb]

Public Safety

pdf icon Public Safety Service Plan 2015-16 [970kb]

Public Sector Housing



Last modified: 16 November 2018