Planning enforcement

The Council has a statutory duty to investigate planning enforcement complaints, but has sole discretion as to whether to instigate formal enforcement action in each case.

This can be

  • an unauthorised built development, for example, new buildings, extensions and alterations to existing buildings
  • unauthorised land uses (unacceptable uses in the Green Belt, businesses running from homes)
  • building works not in accordance with approved plans
  • breaches of planning conditions
  • illegal works to protected trees and listed buildings
  • illegal advertisements
  • illegal gypsy/traveller incursions
  • neglected land and property that is an eyesore

Get in touch about planning

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.