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
  • 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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