Planning Enforcement and Monitoring Plan

Last updated: 9 September 2021

8. Proactive monitoring of planning permissions

8.1 The council offers a mainly reactive planning enforcement service responding to alleged breaches of planning control. The council will introduce proactive monitoring of key planning conditions on larger development sites and will take enforcement action where necessary.

8.2 Whilst the responsibility to adhere to planning permissions and comply with associated conditions lies with those undertaking the development, we recognise the importance of addressing harmful breaches of planning control. As a result, where possible, the council will use its resources and promote cross department liaison to identify breaches of planning control and monitor compliance with conditions imposed on planning permissions.

8.3 The council also has a duty to monitor mineral and waste permissions and we will also actively inspect all landfill, mineral and waste sites within Buckinghamshire in line with our statutory duties.