Publication Scheme

Environmental and Health Service

This publication scheme commits Stafford Borough Council to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. Environmental and Health Services is required by law to hold several lists and registers that can be made available either in full or in part. These registers are listed below:

  • Licensed Caravan Sites
  • Housing Grants (mandatory)
  • Housing Grants (discretionary)
  • Licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
  • Housing Statutory Notices
  • Environmental Protection Act (EPA) Part 1 processes
  • (EPA) Notices
  • Contaminated Land Register
  • Cooling Towers
  • Food Premises Register
  • Food Premises Inspection Reports via Rate my Place
  • Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licences, Personal Licences, Reviews
  • Gambling Act 2005
  • Hackney Carriage Vehicles/Drivers
  • Private Hire Vehicles/Drivers
  • Private Hire Operator Licences
  • Scrap Metal Dealers
  • Animal Boarders
  • Animal Breeders
  • Pet Shops
  • Riding Establishments
  • Licensed Street Traders
  • Sex Shops 
  • Health and Safety Notices
  • Air Quality Review and Assessment

The Environmental and Health Service also provides a wide range of service specific information and guidance which is available through the Council web site or alternatively copies may be available by post/fax.

Charges which may be made for Information published under this scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the authority for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum. Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge. Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament. Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:  
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  • photocopying 
  • postage and packaging 
  • the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information

Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees which is readily available to the public. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Contact Details

If you require further information regarding the availability of information published by Environmental and Health Services please contact us using the details below:

email: ehtechsupport@staffordbc.gov.uk

Telephone: 01785 619402

Fax: 01785 619319

Requests for Other Information

Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.