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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 and to remedy any unacceptable breaches of planning control. The Council has a range of enforcement powers but their use is discretionary. 

The Council has produced a Planning Enforcement Plan which sets out how the enforcement service will address breaches of planning control and prioritise its work. It describes the range of powers available to the Council, how the Council will decide whether or not to pursue enforcement action and 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, it is recommended that you refer to the Plan.

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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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Telephone: 01304 872486


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