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Report a suspected breach of planning control

We can only investigate cases where a potential breach of planning control has taken place.

Anyone who reports a suspected breach of planning control will need to give their name, address and contact details and a description of the breach.

You will need to supply the following information

  • Address of the site of the alleged breach of planning control  (our Form on the right allows you to indicate the site on the map)
  • state when it began
  • state who is thought to be responsible, including their name and contact details
  • provide clear photos of the alleged breach
  • describe the harm which is caused (we want to understand how the impacts of what you are reporting affects you)
  • indicate how you are affected.

It may take longer to investigate if this information is not provided.

If you click on the Report link on the right, then you will be able to send through your complaint and it will allow you to upload photos, and all necessary information. 

The Planning Enforcement Team will not be able to accept anonymous allegations or reports, as the planning enforcement officers need the complainant’s contact details to provide updates on the investigation and/or actions that have been taken, or to request further information. The planning enforcement officers will ensure that the complainant’s identity is safeguarded within and outside the Council, though in some circumstances it may be necessary for the complainant to give evidence at an appeal or at legal proceedings. If someone does not wish to provide these details, a Ward Councillor or a Parish Councillor may assist with lodging the complaint.


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