Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement

Winchester City Council attaches great importance to the protection and enhancement of the natural and built environments of the District through the planning process.

The Government has made it clear through legislation and guidance that the response to breaches of planning control is a matter for the discretion of the local authority. To justify enforcement action there must be ‘harm’ arising from the development. We have to decide if that is the case and, if so, what we are going to do about it.