Planning enforcement

What we can and cannot investigate

What we can investigate

Harrow's planning enforcement team investigates a range of breaches including:   

  • advertisements 
  • breaches of condition 
  • changes of use 
  • developments not built in accordance with approved plans 
  • extensions 
  • loft extensions 
  • illegal outbuildings including beds in sheds 
  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) 
  • unauthorized flats or Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) 
  • untidy land 

What we cannot investigate 

We cannot investigate the following: 

  • trespassing 
  • boundary disputes (civil disputes between neighbours) 
  • residential amenities (noise and smell) 
  • ongoing works cannot be reported as a breach is not deemed to occur until works are completed.