Planning enforcement

Breaches of planning control

Planning enforcement is the process by which we investigate and resolve alleged breaches of planning control. This includes reports of development taking place without planning permission or properties being used for business/other uses where permission has not been received.

Examples of some breaches of planning control are:

  • Erection of new buildings and extensions to existing buildings without the necessary planning permission
  • Changing the use of land or buildings without the necessary planning permission
  • Where planning permission has been granted but the approved plans and/or the conditions attached to the approval have not been followed properly
  • Advertisements erected without the necessary permission
  • Protected trees being removed or lopped without the necessary permission
  • The carrying out of works to a listed building, both internal and external, without the necessary permission

Please note we cannot investigate:

  • Land ownership and boundary disputes
  • Party Wall Act issues
  • Restrictive covenants placed on your property when it was built
  • Neighbour disputes

View Planning enforcement register