Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Our planning service is still running but there may be delays due to current circumstances. The enforcement team will still decide on the priority according to the, however, the timescales in the plan may not be maintained. All representations will be acknowledged pending further action. Existing cases, unless high priority, are subject to delay. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
You can let us know if you think someone has broken or not followed planning laws. You can also check if planning permission has been granted.
To report an urgent situation, call us as soon as possible on 023 8028 5345.
Urgent situations include:
If you think there has been a planning breach, report it to us using the online form below.
Provide as much detail as possible when completing the online form, including:
You may also attach files such as images. You must provide your full contact details, but these will not be passed on to anyone else.
We also deal with high hedge complaints.
We will investigate and decide what we need to do. In some cases there may not have been a breach, so we do not need to do anything.
We try and resolve as many breaches as possible by talking to the land or property owner. Where this is not possible, we may issue an enforcement notice which could eventually lead to prosecution.
Although we try to resolve a breach as quickly as we can, it can sometimes take several months.
You can find out more about the processes involved by downloading our Local Enforcement Plan below.
If formal notices have been served, these become public documents. Our register of enforcement notices, stop notices and other enforcement action is available online.
You can also view or comment on a planning application.