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

Examples of some breaches of planning control are:

  • Carrying out building operations or changing the use of a property without planning permission
  • Building not in accordance with the approved plan or not complying with conditions of a planning permission
  • Carrying out works to or demolition of a listed building without Listed Building Consent
  • Certain demolition works within a conservation area
  • Displaying certain signs or advertisements without consent
  • Felling or carrying our works to a tree which is protected by a Tree Preservation Order or within a conservation area.

Please note we cannot investigate:

  • Boundary or ownership disputes.
  • Party Wall Act issues.
  • Covenant issues.

Please be aware that if you do not agree with the planning decision there is no third party right of appeal.