Economy and Environment

Economy and Environment works to provide a clean, green, sustainable environment for residents and businesses in Torfaen. Our skilled and experienced staff are the backbone to public services in the borough.

The Strategic Director for Economy and Environment is Rachel Jowitt.

The service is divided into five main areas:

  • Economy, Assets and Property
  • Highways, Climate Change and Energy
  • Planning and Development
  • Public Protection
  • Recycling and Environment

Economy, Assets and Property

Gareth Beer is the Head of Economy, Assets and Property and has responsibility for:

  • Asset Management
  • Economic Development
  • European Policy and External Funding
  • Property Maintenance and Construction

Highways and Climate Change 

Mark Thomas is Deputy Director Highways and Climate Change and has responsibility for:

  • Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Fleet Management
  • Highway Development Control
  • Highways Maintenance
  • Traffic Management and Road Safety
  • Transportation

Planning and Development

Richard Lewis is Head of Planning and Development and has responsibility for:

  • Building Control
  • Development Control
  • Forward Planning
  • Planning Enforcement

Public Protection

Daniel Morelli is Head of Public Protection and has responsibility for:

  • Animal and Pest Control
  • Commercial Standards
  • Community Protection
  • Food Health and Safety Enforcement
  • Housing and Pollution Enforcement
  • Licensing (Taxi, Public Entertainment, Theatre, Alcohol, Lottery, Street Collections and the New Gambling Act etc)
  • Weights and Measures

Recycling and Environment

Simon Anthony is Head of Recycling and Environment and has responsibility for:

  • Allotments
  • Cemeteries
  • Countryside
  • Streetscene Services
  • Waste Management

Contact Us

Correspondence should be sent to:

Economy and Environment
Ty Blaen Torfaen
Panteg Way
New Inn

Tel: 01495 762200
Fax: 01495 756198

Last Modified: 13/10/2022
For more information contact:

Torfaen County Borough Council

Tel: 01495 762200

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