It’s vital you act without delay

There are a range of enforcement powers open to Local Authorities. These include Enforcement Notices, Breach of Condition Notices, and Stop Notices. We can advise you on the correct planning strategy in these extreme circumstances, and our advice will depend on the actions already taken by the Council.

Remember that, as with planning appeals, you have the right to appeal against an enforcement notice.

What is enforcement action?

Enforcement action is discretionary to your Local Authority and, in many cases, negotiation is preferable to the appeal route. Depending on your circumstances we may be able to help you in various ways before having to appeal against enforcement.

If not, we can handle the enforcement appeal on your behalf, though time is of essence. Usually you must ensure your appeal is with the Planning Inspectorate within 28 days of the serving of the notice, otherwise you will lose your right to appeal. If you fail to hit this deadline, you will have to comply with the requirements of the notice – or risk prosecution for non-compliance.