Our planning enforcement officers investigate situations where they suspect there is a breach of planning control guided by procedures in the planning enforcement protocol. Situations include:

  • developing a site without the planning permission needed;
  • having obtained planning permission but not meeting the conditions or legal agreement placed on the permission;
  • carrying out external or internal works to a listed building without listed building consent;
  • displaying a sign or an advert without advertisement consent;
  • demolishing a building in a conservation area without consent.

You can report a breach of planning control if you have concerns regarding a possible unauthorised development.

Only planning matters are dealt with by the planning enforcement team.