Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement is an important part of the planning process in protecting the environment.  Whilst it is not always a criminal offence to carry out development without planning permission it may still constitute a contravention of planning laws and the Council has the power to enforce those laws.

Planning law can be very complicated and so this information is only a guide to the enforcement procedures and the powers of the Council. This Local Planning Authority has Planning Inspectors who deal with enforcement investigations and action in accordance with our Enforcement Policy Statement.

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