Test results for Planning or building control violation - report one
Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was. Test this council?
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|Birmingham City Council||Gave up||Difficult||Difficult||Gave up||-4||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Difficult||Untested||Untested||Untested||1||3|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Gave up||Difficult||Gave up||Gave up||-8||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||4||3|
|Copeland Borough Council||Very easy||Untested||Very easy||Very easy||15||3|
|Coventry City Council||Very easy||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||4||3|
|Coventry City Council||Easy||Very easy||Easy||Easy||14||3|
|Coventry City Council||Untested||Untested||Very easy||Untested||5||3|
|Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council||Gave up||Untested||Difficult||Gave up||-5||3|
|Great Yarmouth Borough Council||Easy||Easy||Easy||Easy||12||3|
|Huntingdonshire District Council||Very easy||Untested||Untested||Untested||5||3|
|Isle of Wight Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||18||3|
|Liverpool City Council||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||-12||3|
|London Borough of Hackney||Easy||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||16||3|
|London Borough of Lewisham||Easy||Easy||Very easy||Easy||14||3|
|Manchester City Council||Gave up||Untested||Very easy||Gave up||-1||3|
|Newcastle City Council||Easy||Easy||Easy||Very easy||14||3|
|Ribble Valley Borough Council||Easy||Easy||Very easy||Gave up||8||3|
|Scottish Borders Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||3|
|South Tyneside Council||Difficult||Untested||Untested||Difficult||2||3|
|Wandsworth Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||16||5|
|Worcestershire County Council||Untested||Untested||Untested||Very easy||5||3|
Specific comments made about this task
Birmingham City Council
Search took me to http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/planningenforcement which had a form as a .pdf which I had to print out and write on - not very good in 2013.
Birmingham City Council
I almost missed the relevant page being headed Planning Enforcement in the section of the main page about Planning Applications. When I got to the page in question it turned out to be a .pdf form I had to print out and fill in in order to make a complaint
Bracknell Forest Council
Internal search only found 2 unrelated PDFs
Cheshire East Council
A-Z didn't find anything to do with planning violations or reporting it.
Copeland Borough Council
Would have marked the readability as Very easy if it wasn't for the annoying large graphic taking up half the page.
Coventry City Council
to report the task, on the home page was a button saying report on it so when you clicked on it, it gave you a drop down of the problems but when you wanted to view more, you click on this button. it then said planning enforcement issue... and this was how to report the problem. the a-z result was easy because you would just go onto the report a problem or issue section under R and then find the problem. the internal search result was ok though because it came up with what you'd expect to find. the google result was also quite easy.
Coventry City Council
The link ' Planning Enforcement' on the following page http://www.coventry.gov.uk/planningapplications .. seems to be split into 2 ( hover over the link to understand what is meant)
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
I was able to navigate to a page called Types of Planning Enforcement Notices, but there was no link to any reporting functionality on that page. "Your search for report planning breach produced no results". A Google search took me to a page with a .pdf on it to print out and write by hand on and post back.
Liverpool City Council
I couldn’t find how to report a planning or building control violation.
Manchester City Council
Seems odd how easy it was to find via Google but impossible by other means.
Scottish Borders Council
Very easy to find the form from the Report It dropdown.
South Tyneside Council
It was easy enough to find the page with the information about making a complaint, but it seems you have to do it by phone rather than being able to do it online. I think the term 'planning enforcement' sounds like a council term rather than a user term.
Navigation result: when pressing the "Environment and planning" services tab i get to "Building control" i struggle to know which one to press to report a problem It could be hard for people with less experience with computers, to know which one to go to.
Worcestershire County Council
The County Council don't do Building Control, its the responsibility of the District Councils. It was very easy to find this out. There were links to the District Councils, though 1 was broken.