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Report breach of planning regulations

If you think someone has broken or not followed planning laws you can report it to us. You can check if planning permission has been granted.

Phone us as soon as possible on 01285 623000 if you think there is:

  • harm to a listed building
  • someone cutting down a protected tree
  • a significant health risk
  • danger to the public

For all other planning breaches report them online. Please provide as much detail as possible. Your contact details will not be passed on to anyone else.

Report a planning breach

What happens next

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 with the land or property owner. Where this is not possible we may issue an enforcement notice which could eventually lead to prosecution.

It can take several months to resolve a case. Find out more about the processes: