Control of Unauthorised Development
If you have not applied for planning permission where required or have breached the conditions of your planning permission or associated agreement, the Council has the power to take enforcement action to secure compliance.
The Council must weigh up the seriousness of the breach and the harm caused before deciding on an appropriate course of action.
If a situation cannot be amicably resolved an enforcement notice may be served under Section 172 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The Council's approach to Planning Enforcement is set out in the updated Planning Enforcement Code of Practice adopted in November 2010.
The Code of Practice refers to the PPG 18 which is available as an internal download below.
You can report any suspected breaches of Planning Control by contacting us on 01254 388 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note - We cannot normally deal with anonymous complaints. You will need to provide your name and address if your complaint is to be investigated. Your details will remain confidential and will not be divulged.
You can check if we have recently issued an Enforcement Notice by following the instructions on the next page.
This document outlines the procedure followed by Hyndburn Borough Council in cases of suspected breaches of planning legislation.
Register of enforcement notices from January 2013
A searchable PDF list of Enforcement Notices issued prior to 2013. The address of the property and the number of the relevant Enforcement Notice can be found.
Search tool for all planning applications. For Enforcement Notices enter 11/11/0150 in the search box and for Tree Preservation Orders use 11/11/0151
A link to the DCLG booklet "Outdoor advertisements and signs: a guide for advertisers". This provides an explanation of the 2007 Regulations to anyone who may have displayed an advertisement that allegedly does not comply with the Regulations.
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