The purpose of planning enforcement is to ensure that decisions relating to planning applications and policies of the development plan are correctly implemented.

Report planning enforcement issues

Before reporting a problem to us, please check to see if the works have planning permission.

Report a possible breach of planning

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We can investigate:

  • Building works that do not have planning permission
  • Works that are different to the planning approval
  • Business use of a house (but not of a home office)
  • Untidy land (but not the siting of a caravan or motorhome on a domestic driveway)
  • Works to protected trees without permission
  • Works to listed buildings

Please report the following to Streetcare:

  • Signs
  • Vehicle sales
  • Pavement, road or grass verge activities

Please report the following to Pollution Control:

  • Noise
  • Smells from commercial premises