Planning enforcement

What happens next?

As we take breaches of planning legislation seriously, our first step would be to establish if there has been a breach. For example, does the development need planning permission?

To do this it is likely we will need to visit the property or land to see exactly what works have been carried out, and to discuss this matter with the owner in more detail. We will use different methods to gather information which may include:

  • taking photographs
  • discussing matters with neighbours and any complainants
  • looking at any previous complaints or planning history

Remember, sometimes the development undertaken may not actually need planning permission, and our investigation will establish if this is the case. Whatever the result, we will seek to keep you informed of the progress of the case, whether you are the complainant, or someone being complained about.