Planning Enforcement Notices

There are a number of different notices and/or actions that are able to be taken by us

  • Enforcement Notice
  • Breach of Condition Notice
  • Stop Notice
  • Temporary Stop Notice
  • Section 215 Notice (Amenity Notice)
  • Formal Cautions
  • Planning Enforcement Order
  • Remedial Notice – High Hedges
  • Injunctive Action


Formal planning enforcement action may be taken where:

  • The matter is so serious that it merits immediate action
  • there is a lack of confidence that the matter will be resolved voluntarily
  • there's a history of non-resolution of issues by a voluntary means
  • the matter has not been satisfactorily resolved on a voluntary basis.

Such action can take a number of forms, including issuing;

Enforcement Notices and Listed Building Enforcement Notices requiring the actions specified in the Notice to be undertaken within the time period specified. There is a right of appeal against these Notices.

Breach of Condition Notices to require compliance with conditions imposed on a grant of planning permission. There's no right of appeal against these notices.

Untidy Land Notices to require the improvement of land or buildings in order to remedy their visual impact on the amenities of the surrounding area. There is a right of appeal to the Magistrates Court against such Notices.

Improvement or Repairs Notices in respect of Listed Buildings which are falling into disrepair.

Where it is considered expedient to do so a Temporary Stop Notice maybe issued.

In circumstances involving potentially serious or irreversible unauthorised development, an Injunction may be issued.

! Non-compliance with the Notices listed above within the required timescale is an offence which we will normally seek to pursue by means of a prosecution!

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