Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Last updated: 15 October 2021

Dealing with unauthorised development

Sometimes, development goes ahead without planning permission, or without meeting all of the specified planning conditions, this is known as ‘unauthorised development’. When this happens, our planning enforcement team will investigate and, where appropriate, take formal enforcement action.

How we make decisions on unauthorised development

We will undertake our enforcement duties as set out in our Enforcement and Monitoring Plan.

You can view more information on the planning enforcement process and the types of actions available with unauthorised development on GOV.UK’s website.

How and when we will involve you in enforcement matters

If you suspect a breach of planning control, you can report concerns via the council’s website.

An overview of the service and what you can expect from this process is set out in the Council’s Enforcement and Monitoring Plan and the Planning enforcement complaint customer experience path.