Disproportionate burden assessment for the Enforcement Policy


Allows customers to report a breach of planning.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating a HTML version of this PDF would be:
  • A fully accessible version for all users to access.
  • Due to the nature of this content and the statutory function, there is a requirement to have it available in a readable format at all times, at the moment the PDF is the only available format.
  • If this policy is not in an accessible format, some applicants may not be able to access and consider its content, and given the policy exists to support disabled people, this may be challenged.

Burden placed on the organisation

We have estimated that it would take a disproportionate amount of a content designer's time to create a HTML version of these PDFs.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • Interest in the document is likely to be relatively low as people only refer to it if they are reporting a breach.


Having considered the estimated effort involved in creating an HTML version, along with the relatively low estimated demand, we have concluded that the work involved would be a poor use of staff time. This represents a disproportionate burden on the organisation.

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If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact planning.services@colchester.gov.uk

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