Major IT issue

Thank you for your patience whilst IT have been resolving the problems. The majority of our systems are now back online and IT are working hard to resolve the final few.

Nearly all problems have been resolved, although customers may still get a "delivery failure" reply if emailing a Council department.

You can still carry out most transactions on our website. If you need to contact us by phone and your call is urgent we will try to help you. If your call is not urgent please contact us in the latter half of next week as we anticipate the first half of the week to be extremely busy.

We apologise for any inconvenience while we work to resolve this problem.

Planning Enforcement

We can take planning enforcement action against development which does not have the necessary planning permission or other permissions. It can also enforce against non-compliance.

Our planning enforcement team deals with alleged breaches of planning control and our three investigators are fully trained in enforcement and the application of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.

We deal with approximately 600 planning investigations per year.

Planning Investigations

Typical breach of planning investigations are likely to consist of the following:

  • Carrying out of development where no planning permission exists
  • development which deviates from that which has been granted planning permission
  • the breach of a condition imposed under an extant planning permission
  • unauthorised display of advertisements
  • unauthorised works to a Listed building
  • unauthorised works to a protected tree; and,
  • untidy land issues.

Planning Enforcement Notices

There are a number of different planning Enforcement Notices and/or actions that are able to be taken by the planning enforcement team:

  • 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


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