Planning enforcement

Planning enforcement deal with cases where development has been carried out without permitted development rights or planning permission, unauthorised advertisements, tree protection, and non-compliance with conditions attached to planning approvals.

Make a complaint

If you are concerned about a development near you which you think does not have planning permission, please tell us.

Submit an enforcement complaint

Enforcement notices

There are legal documents which can be served on people who have built something without the required permissions. A notice could:

  • Stop or prevent an activity.
  • Request the removal of an unauthorised building or extension.
  • Ask for a development to be changed to make it more acceptable.

Anyone receiving an enforcement notice can appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Guidance about making an appeal against an enforcement notice is also available on Planning Portal.

If you want to know more, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with the Enforcement Team.