Make a planning complaint

Planning enforcement is the process by which we investigate and resolve breaches of planning control. This includes complaints about development taking place without planning permission, or properties being used for business or other uses where permission has not been received.

Examples of some breaches of planning control are:

  • Erection(s) of new buildings and extensions to existing buildings without the necessary planning permission. 
  • Changing the use of land or buildings without the necessary planning permission. 
  • Where planning permission has been granted but the approved plans and/or the conditions attached to the approval have not been followed properly. 
  • Advertisements erected without the necessary permission. 
  • Protected trees being removed or lopped without the necessary permission. 
  • The carrying out of works to a listed building, both internal and external, without the necessary permission.

Please note we cannot investigate:

  • Boundary or ownership disputes.
  • Party Wall Act issues.
  • Covenant issues.

Make a complaint

For information about the investigation process, please see the Making a Complaint Leaflet.

For information about what happens if a complaint is made about you, please see the Why Have We Visited You Leaflet