Breach of planning permission: what and how to report
The following breaches of planning permission can be reported:
- breaches of condition
- changes of use
- developments not built in accordance with approved plans
- loft extensions
- illegal outbuildings including beds in sheds
- Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)
- unauthorized flats or Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- untidy land
Some works are considered Permitted Development and therefore do not require planning permission. Before you report a breach, it is important to determine whether the development doesn't meet the necessary criteria under Permitted Development.
What can't I report?
You will not be able to report trespassing, boundary disputes (civil disputes) or residential amenities (noise and smell). Ongoing works cannot be reported as a breach is not deemed to occur until works are completed.
See a brief overview of what you can report from this video:
To find out what happens after you report a breach please go to the further info section.