Planning enforcement notice advice and appeals
A local planning authority may issue an enforcement notice if they think a breach of planning control has occurred. This might be carrying out a development without planning permission, or failing to comply with a condition of permission.
Being served with a formal enforcement notice can be daunting and distressing, and for businesses can cause a range of setbacks such as stopping development and adding delays and costs.
Enforcement Notice Appeals
With threats of prosecution or default action by the local planning authority for failing to comply with an enforcement notice, set against the cost of carrying out the required works, it can be difficult to know what course of action to take.
You can appeal against an enforcement notice on a number of grounds. Deadlines for appeals can however be short and timely legal advice is crucial. Our team of specialists can help with the following:
- Reviewing the validity of an enforcement notice
- Advising in relation to non-compliance with a notice
- Assessing the merits of appealing a notice
- Appealing enforcement notices, including representation at hearings and inquiries
- Liaising and negotiating with the local planning authority on your behalf
Challenging an enforcement notice could mean the difference between having to comply with it or not, and has other benefits such as having to conduct less extensive works or being given more time.
We can offer fixed fee or hourly rate arrangements to suit your needs.