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Consequences

Enforcement action can sometimes result in the demolition and removal of new building work and the reinstatement of buildings and land. However, over 90% of investigations are resolved without the need to take enforcement or legal action. It is particularly important to ensure that development is implemented strictly in accordance with approved plans. Any changes, however minor, must be agreed with the Council first, otherwise expensive alterations may be required subsequently.

Once enforcement action is formally authorised, it remains as a 'charge' against the property which has to be revealed when offered for sale. Clearly it is advisable to avoid such problems. On occasions where unauthorised works may be acceptable in planning terms, a retrospective application for planning permission is sometimes invited to regularise the matter.

Contact Enforcement

Abandoned Vehicles01799 510326 Benefit Fraud01799 510366
Flytipping01799 510326 Licensing01799 510395 or 510326
Litter01799 510326 Trade Waste01799 510545
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