Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection

Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection 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 Chief Officer for Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection is Rachel Jowitt.

The service is divided into four main areas:

  • Economy and Skills
  • Planning and Development
  • Public Protection
  • Technical Services

Economy and Skills

Dave Leech is the Head of Economy and Skills and has responsibility for:

  • Adult Community Learning
  • Economic Development
  • Employability Services
  • European Policy and External Funding
  • Libraries
  • Regional ESF Operations
  • Torfaen Training
  • Youth Engagement and Progression

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

Technical Services

Stephen Jarrett is Assistant Chief Officer and has responsibility for:

  • Allotments
  • Cemeteries
  • Civil Engineering Consultancy
  • Countryside
  • Fleet Management
  • Highway Development Control
  • Highways Maintenance
  • Property Maintenance and Construction
  • Strategic and Urban Regeneration
  • Streetscene Services
  • Traffic Management and Road Safety
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management

Contact Us

Correspondence should be sent to:

Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection
Ty Blaen Torfaen
Panteg Way
New Inn

Tel: 01495 762200
Fax: 01495 756198

Last Modified: 21/08/2020
For more information contact:

Torfaen County Borough Council

Tel: 01495 762200

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