The first step in any planning enforcement investigation is to contact the landowner to find out exactly what is going on, using our statutory powers if necessary. In accordance with government policy, if there is a breach of planning control, we would usually make an attempt to resolve matters before we resort to formal enforcement action. The Council has powers to take enforcement action if there is a breach of planning control and, taking into account relevant material planning considerations, it considers that it is expedient to do so. It is important that any such action is informed by a clear understanding of any breach.
If you think a breach of planning has occurred you can report your concerns to us here.
You can also contact us regarding planning enforcement matters using the Development Management contact details
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