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Planning Enforcement


The failure to obtain planning permission or comply with the details of a permission is commonly known as a 'planning breach'. However, in certain cases the council can issue an enforcement notice requiring you to put things back as they were.

Call us on 02084072472 if you want us to help you with your enforcement related queries.

Loft Conversion

The local planning authority can serve an enforcement notice on you when they consider you have broken planning control rules. Normally this will be because they consider what you are doing, or have done, is harmful to your neighbourhood.
It is illegal to disobey a enforcement notice unless it is successfully appealed against. You can appeal against both refusals of permission and enforcement notices but if the verdict comes out against you and you still refuse to comply you may be prosecuted. Plan B Architecture can advise you on enforcement issues.

Enforcement Action classifications

There are a range of enforcement powers available to Local Authorities including Enforcement NoticesBreach of Condition Notices, and Stop Notices. The correct planning strategy will depend on the actions already taken by the Council.

Plan B Architecture can assess your specific case and provide you following options
in a timely manner.

  • Preparation and submitting a retrospective application along with necessary drawings & supporting statements
  • Preparation and submitting a Certificate of Lawfulness application along with necessary drawings& supporting statements
  • Possibility of negotiation with the enforcement officer
  • Possibility of Enforcement appeal after considering the merits of your specific case.

Call us on 02084072472 if you want us to help you with your enforcement related queries.