Planning enforcement

Report a breach

If you want to report a breach of planning control, please make sure you have the below information handy:

  • The exact location of the building or site
  • The approximate dimension of any new building works
  • When the activity started or when it occurs
  • The names and addresses of any owners, occupiers or companies involved

Report a breach of planning control

Alternatively, ask your ward councillor or parish council to take up your complaint.

Your details will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed without your knowledge or consent.

What happens next?

Each report is recorded and given a reference number. You will be sent an acknowledgement letter advising who is dealing with your case.

We aim to carry out an initial site visit within 10 working days and respond within 20 working days, however due to current staff shortages and high case numbers you may experience a delay. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and please be assured we are working hard to process reports at the earliest possible opportunity and case officers will provide updates as soon as possible.