Planning enforcement

What can't we act on?

We are unable to act against issues that fall outside of planning legislation, as these are considered civil matters. These are things like:

  • internal works, excluding change of use, to a non-listed building
  • obstruction of a highway
  • parking of vehicles on the highway or grass verges
  • parking of caravans on residential driveways or within the curtilage of a dwelling, where it does not form a separate dwelling
  • operation of a business where the residential use remains the main use of the premises
  • land ownership or boundary disputes
  • covenants contained in property deeds
  • works which are ‘permitted development’ under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 as amended
  • excepted advertisements under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 as amended
  • clearing of land and overgrowth of buses and non-protected trees
  • dangerous structures
  • noise disturbance and general pollution
  • fly tipping
  • business competition
  • blocking of a designated right of way
  • Party Wall Act issues
  • loss of property value
  • loss of view
  • health and safety
  • site security