STEP 1: ARE THE WORKS CONTROLLED
Please click on the link below to check whether the works are
controlled by the planning department.
STEP 2: ARE THE WORKS PERMITTED
Permitted development means that certain developments can be
built without the need for full planning permission. The Government
has created a website where permitted development questions can be
answered. To access this site please click on the link
Please note that FLATS do not benefit from
permitted development so ALL development
(including replacement windows) require a planning
STEP 3: HAS A PLANNING
APPLICATION BEEN SUBMITTED?
Before making an enforcment complaint it is advisable to check
whether a planning application has been submitted. To do this
please click on the link below.
For information on how to conduct a planning search please
refer to the 'How To Guides' below:
How to carry
out a history search on a property
MAKE AN ENFORCEMENT COMPLAINT
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.
here to view the Planning Enforcement Plan
For all other enforcement queries, including what happens if you
receieve an Enforcement Notice, please click on the 'Planning
Frequently Asked Questions' link below:
PLANNING FREQUENTLY ASKED
Select 'Environment & Planning' within the
'All Categories' section and 'Planning' within the 'All
Sub-Categories' section then click 'Search'.
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
For more information on high hedges please click here
To make a
formal complaint about a high hedge please click here
If you have any further enforcement queries please contact
Planning Support on 01234 718068.