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Prioritising complaints

Each planning enforcement case will be given a priority.

Serious breaches – require immediate investigation and complainant is informed of progress within 5 working days

We prioritise cases as 'serious' if they concern:

  • works to listed buildings
  • works to protected trees – those covered by a tree preservation order (TPO) or within a conservation area
  • works to safeguarded hedgerows
  • demolition of important unlisted buildings in conservation areas
  • development that could have a serious and lasting effect on the environment – for example, unauthorised mineral extraction or tipping of waste near protected sites
  • development that causes concern for public safety
  • significant unauthorised building works or structures

Urgent complaints – investigation begins and complainant is informed of progress within 10 working days

We prioritise cases as 'urgent' if they concern:

  • operational and building works that significantly affect residential amenity
  • changes of use that significantly affect residential amenity
  • minerals and waste issues that significantly affect residential amenity
  • non-compliance with conditions or obligations that significantly affect residential amenity
  • operational development within conservation areas

We also prioritise cases as 'urgent' if the opportunity to take enforcement action will end shortly due to immunity.

Non-urgent complaints – investigation begins and complainant is informed of progress within 20 working days

We prioritise cases as 'non-urgent' if they concern:

  • other changes of use
  • other building works, condition of land or compliance with conditions
  • untidy sites
  • advertisements
  • satellite dishes – conservation areas to be prioritised

No specific priority – investigation is undertaken as needed

Even if no complaint has been received, we will check planning conditions that have not been discharged.

Breadcrumb, my location

Prioritising complaints

Each planning enforcement case will be given a priority.

Serious breaches – require immediate investigation and complainant is informed of progress within 5 working days

We prioritise cases as 'serious' if they concern:

  • works to listed buildings
  • works to protected trees – those covered by a tree preservation order (TPO) or within a conservation area
  • works to safeguarded hedgerows
  • demolition of important unlisted buildings in conservation areas
  • development that could have a serious and lasting effect on the environment – for example, unauthorised mineral extraction or tipping of waste near protected sites
  • development that causes concern for public safety
  • significant unauthorised building works or structures

Urgent complaints – investigation begins and complainant is informed of progress within 10 working days

We prioritise cases as 'urgent' if they concern:

  • operational and building works that significantly affect residential amenity
  • changes of use that significantly affect residential amenity
  • minerals and waste issues that significantly affect residential amenity
  • non-compliance with conditions or obligations that significantly affect residential amenity
  • operational development within conservation areas

We also prioritise cases as 'urgent' if the opportunity to take enforcement action will end shortly due to immunity.

Non-urgent complaints – investigation begins and complainant is informed of progress within 20 working days

We prioritise cases as 'non-urgent' if they concern:

  • other changes of use
  • other building works, condition of land or compliance with conditions
  • untidy sites
  • advertisements
  • satellite dishes – conservation areas to be prioritised

No specific priority – investigation is undertaken as needed

Even if no complaint has been received, we will check planning conditions that have not been discharged.