Last edited 27 Oct 2020

Planning enforcement officer

Planning permission is the legal process followed to decide whether proposed developments should be allowed to go ahead. Responsibility for planning lies with local planning authorities. Other than permitted developments, all developments require planning permission.

Planning enforcement is the process of investigating and resolving possible breaches of planning law. This might include:

Local planning authorities have discretionary power to investigate and enforce these breaches. Planning enforcement is usually carried out by an enforcement officer, whose role may include:

Possible enforcement actions include:

For more information, see Planning enforcement.

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