Planning enforcement

Has permission already been given for a development?

Before reporting a suspected breach of planning regulations, check our online planning application search to find out if approval for the development has already been given. 

It is important to note that some works are considered “Permitted Development” and therefore do not require planning permission.

Before you report a breach, you should determine whether the development does not meet the necessary criteria under Permitted Development

Some problems will be more appropriately dealt with by other sections within the Council, such as Environmental Health, Building Control, or Highways Enforcement. 

Where appropriate, complainants will be directed to the relevant section. View the planning enforcement policy.