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How do I report a breach of planning control?

To report any breach of planning control, contact us or complete our 'report a planning breach' form

To help us to investigate your complaint, the following information is useful:

  • Where is the location of the breach?
  • What is the nature of the breach?
  • When did you first notice the breach?
  • Who is responsible for the breach?
  • Do you have any evidence?


The identity of any person reporting a suspected breach of planning control will be treated as confidential unless the complainant advises us otherwise. Please note that the alleged offender might still correctly assume who the complainant is and we may also request that you provide evidence at any subsequent prosecution.

What happens to my complaint?

Once we have concluded our investigation into your complaint or report of a breach of planning permission, we will inform you of the outcome and what action we have taken. Every reported breach of planning control is different; some reports can take a couple of weeks to resolve while others can take significantly longer.

If you would like an update on what action is being taken throughout this process, contact us.