Planning enforcement

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Our Planning Enforcement Team investigates possible planning contraventions and other possible breaches of related legislation. The Council's adopted Planning Enforcement Plan and Direct Action Protocol set out the approach the Council will take in relation to breaches of planning control. It explains the range of powers available, the process involved in a planning enforcement investigation and how the Council will decide whether or not to take enforcement action.

The Council has adopted a Section 215 Protocol which sets out how it will deal with complaints surrounding untidy sites. It should be read in conjunction with the main Planning Enforcement Plan and associated Direct Action Protocol. The Council will use the protocol as a basis for all investigations into whether to take formal action on such matters

To report a possible breach of planning control please use our Enforcement Investigation form.

The Council maintains a register of enforcement notices, enforcement warning notices, stop notices, and breach of condition notices held under s188 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Search the register for a particular address you may be interested in.

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This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Planning Enforcement collects personal information, and what rights you have in relation to the information we hold about you.