Report it: Planning Enforcement
The Council has produced a handy leaflet (PDF, 1.2MB) setting out the regulations around Planning Enforcement and Council’s approach to investigating and taking action. Specifically it covers;
- What is a breach of planning control
- What the Council can do – Investigative Action
- What the Council can do – Formal Enforcement
The Council’s approach to Planning Enforcement is carried out in line with its adopted Local Enforcement Plan (2017) (PDF, 10.6MB) and the Corporate Enforcement Policy (DOC, 240KB). The Local Enforcement Plan sets out in detail how the Council manages and prioritises its Planning Enforcement work.
The planning enforcement officers are unable to assist with breaches which are not related to planning. The sorts of things we cannot help with are:
- Neighbour disputes concerning antisocial behaviour.
- Works to unprotected trees.
- Suspected future breaches, things you suspect might happen.
- Neighbour disputes over boundaries or land ownership etc.
- Covenants or any other civil legal contacts.
- Party Wall Act (1996).
- Highways issues such as illegally parked cars.
- Noise complaints.
- Anonymous, trade or competition complaints.
Last Updated: 23 August 2017