We investigate concerns that include a breach of planning control.
We do investigate
We don’t investigate
We open enforcement investigations following concerns raised by the general public, parish councils and local organisations. We do not open investigations based on anonymous or malicious complaints.
If you are worried about intimidation or threats or do not want to include your details, contact your local or district councillor or parish council clerk for help in reporting your concerns.
All staff carry photo identification. Our Enforcement Statement (169.1 KB) describes how we carry out our investigations.
To search for Enforcement Notices, Enforcement Orders, Breach of Condition Notices and Stop Notices (including Temporary Stop Notices) served by the council please click here
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Please check there is no active investigation before you request a new investigation
We will not investigate anonymous complaints.
Before you report, please check that there is not an ongoing investigation and read the Enforcement Statement.
Please note – we are currently experiencing a period of high demand for our planning enforcement services. Once you’ve registered your enquiry, if you have not received a response within ten working days please contact the Planning department on 01235 422600.
I wish to report a suspected breach of planning control.
By submitting this form I can confirm that:
Where possible please email as much information you can, including photographs to support your report to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Enforcement Team will conduct investigations in line with the Enforcement Statement.
We will also:
The council will never knowingly release any personal data.