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Planning Enforcement

STEP 1: ARE THE WORKS CONTROLLED BY PLANNING?

Please click on the link below to check whether the works are controlled by the planning department. 

MATTERS THAT ARE NOT DEALT WITH BY PLANNING

 

STEP 2: ARE THE WORKS PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT?

Permitted development means that certain developments can be built without the need for full planning permission. Please note that FLATS do not benefit from permitted development so ALL development (including replacement windows) require a planning application. To view the Government website created to answer permitted development questions, please click on the link below:

CHECK PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT

 

STEP 3: HAS A PLANNING APPLICATION BEEN SUBMITTED?

Before completing the form check whether a planning application has been submitted, if there has please also check the plans. For information on how to conduct a search, including using the map, please refer to the How To Guides

FIND PLANNING APPLICATIONS 

 

STEP 4: MAKE AN ENFORCEMENT COMPLAINT

Please note we do not investigate anonymous requests

Please do not use this form for any other planning enquiries or matters not relating to planning as explained in STEP 1 above. For more information on planning enquiries please click  here

PLANNING ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION FORM  

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once the form has been submitted and checked, an Officer will investigate. If planning permission is needed for the development we will normally write to the occupier of the property and invite them to make a planning application within a suitable timescale. If planning permission is not needed we will notify the person reporting the matter (usually in writing) and explain why.

In cases where planning permission is needed but not applied for the Council will decide whether to serve an enforcement notice.

Click here to view the Planning Enforcement Plan

 

For all other enforcement queries, including what happens if you receieve an Enforcement Notice, please click here    PLANNING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Select 'Environment & Planning' within the 'All Categories' section and 'Planning' within the 'All Sub-Categories' section then click 'Search'.

 

HIGH HEDGE COMPLAINTS

High Hedges are dealt with under Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 which came into operation in England on the 1st June 2005. Before you can make a formal application about a high hedge, you must have tried and exhausted all other avenues for resolving your hedge dispute with your neighbour. Making an application to the Council should be the last option.

For more information on high hedges please click here

 To make a formal complaint about a high hedge please click here

 

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Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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