Where a planning breach has occurred, for example where a resident has built an extension without gaining appropriate planning consent, we will carry out the following steps:
- inform responsible parties that they have breached planning rules
- negotiate to informally resolve breaches within 28 days where possible and if appropriate
- enforce and take action if negotiations fail or if the breach poses significant concerns or potential harm to residents, for example substandard, poor quality housing
Give us your views
You can find out more about the new policy and give us your views here
The closing date for the consultation is 21 September 2015.
If the policy is formally adopted following a review of the consultation responses, a “direct action” pilot will take place in autumn 2015. This pilot will allow a number of outstanding planning enforcement cases to be resolved.
Suspected planning breaches can be reported here.