In accordance with Government guidance, the planning department have produced a Local Enforcement Plan.
- How we prioritise planning enforcement allegations
- How will we use personal data included on a completed ‘Unauthorised Activity Enquiry form’? - We do not publish your personal contact details and we treat these details in confidence because we recognise many people will not have the confidence to report a suspected breach of planning control if their identity were to be made public. For these reasons, we would not normally provide information about the details of a person who has reported a suspected breach of planning control.
- Complaints that cannot be dealt with by planning enforcement
- How we investigate suspected breaches of planning control?
- Time limits for planning enforcement
- Retrospective planning applications - We will always invite the submission of a retrospective application for low priority cases and other minor breaches of planning control because it is likely these types of applications will be granted permission. We will normally invite a retrospective planning application for some medium priority cases. This is where planning conditions could be used to make the unauthorised development or works acceptable in planning terms and the person responsible for the breach of planning control has expressed a willingness to submit a retrospective application within three-months of the breach being identified. However, it is highly unlikely that we will invite an application if the breach of planning control we are investigating is:
- significantly contrary to planning policies and/or has resulted in, or
- continues to significantly detract from the living conditions of local residents or the character and appearance of the local area in a way that cannot be dealt with satisfactorily by planning conditions or amendments to the development.
- In these circumstances we will consider taking further action which normally involves commencing formal enforcement action to tackle some medium priority cases and all high priority cases.
- Formal enforcement action
Planning Enforcement Register
The planning enforcement register is currently available to view at the Council Offices, The Arc, Clowne.