Planning Enforcement and Monitoring Plan

Last updated: 9 September 2021

1. Introduction


1.1 An effective planning enforcement service plays a key role in upholding the integrity of the planning process and provides an important contribution to maintaining public confidence in the planning system.

1.2 The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) therefore encourages Local Planning Authorities to publish a local enforcement plan to appropriately manage planning enforcement matters in their area.

1.3 Buckinghamshire Council has decided to adopt a Local Enforcement and Monitoring Plan to set an overview of the service and an understanding of the planning enforcement function within the overall planning service.

1.4 This plan sets out the way in which Buckinghamshire Council will investigate alleged breaches of planning control and how our decisions on formal enforcement action will be made.