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.
You can report an alleged breach of planning control by using the online reporting form. You can also contact us regarding planning enforcement matters using the Development Management contact details.
Report the alleged breach below via our on-line form
Uploading a photograph
If you wish to upload a photograph to the online form, please save the photograph to your device beforehand and please keep to a maximum of 12 megabytes.
Please note: We do not disclose the personal details of those reporting alleged breaches of planning control to the landowner.
We collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. Information relating to Privacy Notices and the Privacy Notice for Development Management relating to Planning Enforcement is available here.