Making a planning enforcement complaint
If you want us to investigate an activity or works that you think are in breach of planning control you can register a complaint here by completing our on-line form.
We cannot investigate anonymous complaints; but we can confirm that all complainant details are kept confidentially and not made known to any other parties.
To ensure that we are able to provide the most efficient and effective service, it is helpful to have as much information about the potential breach of planning control. The table below sets out the detail that is required to properly register and investigate a complaint. If the required information is not submitted we will normally request this from you. Once we have this information we will be able to pursue the investigation.
When we investigate the alleged breach of planning control we will not visit your property. This is to protect and maintain your anonymity. If you feel that it is necessary for us to visit you to understand your complaint, please request this when you register a complaint. Please provide the reasons for this and include your telephone number.
We cannot investigate complaints which do not relate to breaches of planning control – for example, neighbour disputes, land ownership or boundary disputes, or parking.
|Building operations that have been carried out without planning permission||
|Unauthorised change of use of a property||
|Non-compliance with conditions imposed by a planning permission||
|Displaying certain signs or advertisements without consent||
|Unauthorised works to listed buildings||
|Land that is in such poor condition that it adversely affects the amenity of the area||