Planning Enforcement

A breach of planning control may constitute either a breach of condition in an existing planning permission or, where there is development without a planning permission, a breach of planning control.

Whether or not the local planning authority can enforce against a breach of planning control depends upon certain things. These include whether there is an extant planning permission which may be construed to allow the development in question and whether there is evidence of the breach continuing for longer than the requisite limitation period.

Enforcement notices, breach of condition notices, stop notices, temporary stop notices and injunctions may be challenged in different ways. Expert legal advice is essential. Please call or email to discuss further.

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