The Council’s enforcement team investigates suspected breaches of planning control reported by members of the public, which includes development taking place without the benefit of planning permission and breaches of planning conditions attached to planning permissions.
More general information about the enforcement of planning control can be found on the Planning Portal.
Reporting a suspected breach of planning
*We are receiving a high volume of reports of alleged breaches of planning control*. It may take us longer than the timescales set out in the Planning Enforcement Policy to respond to your enquiry, undertake the initial site visit and communicate the results of that visit to you. Please accept our apologies for any delay. Your enquiry will be dealt with as soon as possible.
You can report a suspected breach of planning control to the enforcement team by completing an online form. Before you report a breach you should check the following:
Report a suspected breach of planning
It is important that you provide as much information as possible to the enforcement team. Your details will be kept confidential.
Planning Enforcement Policy
The Council has a Planning Enforcement Policy
Planning Enforcement Register
The enforcement team holds a register of all Enforcement Notices, Stop Notices and Breach of Condition Notices that have been served.