If you are concerned that activity may be taking place in breach of planning control, please contact us.
You must bear in mind that a breach of control is rarely an offence. We have discretion to take action in the public interest and recognise that proper planning is not served by the pursuit of unimportant breaches, but that a failure to act when it is necessary may be maladministration.
You can help us by providing the information Planning Enforcement Complaint Form (Word document)
We recognise that accurate records are important and that you will want to know that we have received your report.
Within three days of receiving your report we will:
We receive a high number of reports. On the basis of the information you provide we will prioritise our response.
Carry out an initial assessment, normally based on an investigation into the planning history and a visit to the site, for:
Our initial assessments reveal a wide range of matters. Some of these can be quickly resolved, others may lead to detailed investigations and formal action. You will want to know what we have found and our response. We recognise that you are likely to want to be kept updated with on ongoing investigations and action.
It is the responsibility of the developer to comply with their permission. We aim to take an active role to assist compliance and reduce the number of breaches of control.