Breaches of planning control
Planning permission is needed for development work such as new buildings, or when changing the use of buildings or land.
Breaches of planning control include:
- building work, engineering operations and material changes of use without planning permission
- development not carried out in accordance with approved plans or in accordance with planning conditions or the terms of a legal agreement
- unauthorised demolition
- unauthorised work to a listed building, affecting its character or appearance
- removal of, or works carried out to, protected trees and hedgerows without consent or proper notification
- display of advertisements that require consent without that consent having been granted
- land or buildings which are derelict, unkempt or overgrown – 'untidy sites' – and are adversely affecting public amenity
Some work does not need planning permission – check work that needs planning permission and permitted development rights.