Report work without planning permission

  1. Reporting a possible breach of planning control
  2. The enforcement process (selected)

The enforcement process

We will investigate all reported cases and take action where necessary. In many cases we will take no action if no harm to the area or neighbours’ amenity has occurred.

When a planning breach does occur, we will normally negotiate first and may ask for a retrospective application or a requirement to take steps to resolve specific problems with a development.

However, in cases where the breach is serious an Enforcement Notice will be served.

Where the breach is particularly severe a Stop Notice may be served along with the Enforcement Notice, requiring the unauthorised activities to stop immediately. Failure to comply with these Notices is a criminal offence, and we can report the matter to the Procurator Fiscal or take direct action to secure compliance.

You can read more about the process in the Planning Enforcement Charter.

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