How to report a suspected breach of Planning Control
If you think there's been a breach of planning legislation, you can report a suspected breach using the online form.
To help us deal with your complaint you should provide us with as much information as possible including:
- Your name address and telephone number.
- The address of the site or location where the breach has occurred.
Please note: we require a full address including house number. If the breach relates to a piece of land, we need an exact location, such as "behind number 2 Main Street", or "at the junction of road X and Y". We will not be able to investigate the breach if we are unable to identify the location, so please give as much detail as possible.
- The landowner or occupier's name and contact details if you know them.
- A description of the alleged breach.
- What harm the breach is causing.
- The date you became aware of the breach.
We will not normally investigate anonymous complaints unless it appears to us that a serious breach is occurring.
All complaints are treated as confidential and your personal details will never be disclosed to third parties without your consent.
To assist with how we operate the planning enforcement role of the Local Planning Authority, and make clear what people should be able to expect, more information regarding how complaints are investigated can be found in our planning enforcement manual.
If you believe there's been a violation of a planning condition, or that any unauthorised development has taken place, you can make a confidential complaint. You can contact us by calling 01642 729377 or emailing email@example.com.