Enforcement notices can be served for a breach of planning control.
Sometimes developments are completed without the owner applying for the correct permissions to do so. In this case an enforcement notice would be served on the owner by the Local Planning Authority (LPA); this notice specifies what the LPA consider to be a breach of planning control. The enforcement notice specifies the action to be taken to remedy the breach.
This could mean any of the following:
- submit a retrospective planning application for the development allowing it to comply with terms of a planning permission
- discontinue the use of the land
- or restore the site back to its original condition prior to when the breach occurred
Failure to comply with the enforcement notice is an offence which carries a large fine.
We understand the implications of enforcement notices and will guide you through the system.Our in-house teams will liaise with the local authority, addressing the issues that have brought about the enforcement and work with you and the local authority to rectify the breach in planning. If necessary we can appeal the enforcement notice.