Planning Enforcement - Actions that we can take

Enforcement Notices

An Enforcement Notice may be served where the Borough Council believes there has been a breach of planning control involving an unauthorised change of use, operational development, or breach of a condition.

The Enforcement Notice will state the reasons for action being taken and specify the steps required to remedy the breach. There is a right of appeal against an Enforcement Notice.

Breach of Condition Notices

A Breach of Condition Notice may be served where a condition attached to a planning permission is not complied with. The notice will specify the steps required to comply with the notice. There is no right of appeal against such a notice.

Stop Notices

In certain cases, a Stop Notice can be served to stop an unauthorised activity on land. There is no right of appeal against this type of notice. This is served in conjunction with an enforcement notice.

Temporary Stop Notices (TSN)

In certain cases, a Temporary Stop Notice can be served to cease an unauthorised activity on the land. These notices last for a maximum of 28 days, and give the Borough Council an opportunity to seek a remedy or take formal enforcement action.

Section 215 Notices

Land that is causing a serious eyesore can result in the serving of a notice.

This Section 215 Notice will specify the steps that are required to improve the land. There is a right of appeal in the Magistrate's Court against this type of notice.