Our planning enforcement team is committed to protecting the character of the borough. We deal with breaches of planning control from small scale building to major developments and unlawful advertisements. Help us by reporting suspected planning breaches.
Breaches of planning control are not a criminal offence. However, we do have powers to force those responsible to put right the breach within a specified period. It is a criminal offence to fail to comply with an Enforcement Notice or Breach of Condition Notice, display unlawful advertisements, work on a listed building or protected trees without consent.
We are responsible for keeping a Register of Enforcement Notices, Listed Building Enforcement Notices, Stop Notices, Temporary Stop Notices and Breach of Condition Notices.
The enforcement register is available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also publish a Local Enforcement Plan to provide a framework for investigating and enforcing breaches of planning control. It provides a clear statement of what can be expected from the enforcement team.
If you wish to informally discuss unauthorised building work, land uses or works which may breach planning conditions, please call one of our planning enforcement officers on 01483 743 438.
Please note officers are often out on site investigating complaints, so please leave an answerphone message and an officer will respond to you within 48 hours. You can also contact them by email at email@example.com
If you’ve reported a breach of planning control, details of your issue will be dealt with in confidence. Your name and address will not be given to the person or organisation involved in the alleged breach.
Please note we do not investigate anonymous complaints.