Planning Enforcement and Monitoring Plan

Last updated: 9 September 2021

2. Background

2.1 As the local planning authority, Buckinghamshire Council, has a duty to investigate reports of alleged breaches of planning control and the discretion to take formal enforcement action where appropriate.

2.2 As a new planning authority, it is important to ensure the seamless amalgamation of the legacy enforcement services to provide a single enforcement service. This document provides a single service approach to planning enforcement across the whole of the new area.

2.3 Buckinghamshire Council aims to provide an efficient and effective planning enforcement service that is focused on protecting its area against harmful development in a way that is clear, consistent and proportionate.

2.3 The council also has the requirement to monitor mineral and landfill permissions and a duty to ensure that appropriate periodic inspections of waste sites are carried out.