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Planning and regeneration Planning permission

Doing work without getting planning permission

You need planning permission to do certain improvements and building work. You must find out if you need permission before you start.

If you do anything that needs permission, without getting that permission, we can give you an ‘enforcement notice’. This is an instruction that can require you to take certain actions, including removing the work – a potentially very expensive outcome.

We can also give you an enforcement notice if we give you permission to do something in a certain way, but you do it differently.

Whether we take this action depends on whether we think the work you have done is unacceptable, harmful or not in the public interest.

See enforcement action we have taken or details of the action we can take and how to report a breach of planning control

Find out more about enforcement, and how to appeal on the the Planning Portal website:

Planning Portal: Enforcement and appeals

 

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