Planning complaint investigations


All reports of alleged breaches of planning control are taken seriously and are investigated as quickly as possible according to the following priorities:

Category 1

Visited within 24 hours includes:

  • works to listed buildings
  • demolition within conservation areas
  • works to trees either covered by tree preservation orders or within conservation areas
  • any works considered to be causing significant and immediate harm to amenity.

Category 2

Visited within 10 working days includes:

  • changes of use
  • ongoing building developments
  • breaches of planning conditions
  • illegal advertisements.