Please complete our online form to report an activity you believe is taking place without planning permission. This could be:
We do not investigate anonymous complaints. If you are concerned about intimidation or threats you may wish to discuss this to your District Councillor, Parish or Town Council who can report it on your behalf. For more information please read our Enforcement Statement.
(Please note if your concern relates to a high hedge you will need to use a different form).
I wish to report a suspected unauthorised development and by completing and submitting my form, I confirm that I have read and understood the guidance provided. (Please read the guidance notes below.)
When we receive your email or letter, we will send you an email with a reference number. Please quote this reference number if you contact us about the matter.
On receiving your report, we will;
We aim to acknowledge all reports within three working days of receipt. At this time, we will give you the name and contact details of the Enforcement Officer.
We aim to visit all sites in accordance with our prioritisation scheme, please read our Enforcement Statement section 7.0 for the timescales.
Sometimes we do not proceed with investigations, but we will tell you the reasons why. We will also tell you how you can challenge this decision if you disagree.
Examples of where we do not pursue an investigation are:
All information that the council receives and retains is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2003 and the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that information other than personal data may be available for public inspection.
Generally, no information is available during an investigation, but when the case is closed, it can be made available to the public. However, the council never knowingly release personal data.
Reports made by an elected organisation or representative (town/parish council) will be made available