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Planning Enforcement

Enforcement is an important part of the planning system. 

It helps to:

  • Make sure that development is carried out in accordance with the terms of any approval
  • Remedy any unacceptable breaches of planning control

We have a range of enforcement powers but their use is discretionary. 

Planning Enforcement Plan

Our   Planning Enforcement Plan sets out how we will address and prioritise breaches of planning control. 

It describes:

  • The range of powers available to us
  • How we will decide whether or not to pursue enforcement action
  • The process of enforcement. 

If you are considering reporting a suspected breach of planning control, or would like to know more about the enforcement process, we recommended that you refer to the Plan.

  • Anonymous complaints will not be investigated unless they concern a statutory listed building or a protected tree.
  • Reports of suspected breaches will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and we will not reveal the identity of a complainant. 


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Planning Enforcement Register

Our planning enforcement register shows current Planning Enforcement Notices, Temporary Stop Notices, Stop Notices and Breach of Condition Notices that we have served since 2016.  Prior to this the planning enforcement register comprises hard copies of notices which are available to view by contacting the Planning Enforcement team 



 If you have any questions about the planning enforcement register, please email


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