New buildings, extensions or changes in the use of land or buildings generally require planning permission or consent. Other activities may also require our consent, such as cutting down a protected tree.
But sometimes work is started without this permission or
consent. We can investigate these cases and take action where
clear harm is being caused.
If you're concerned about a planning matter and would like us to
investigate it please report it. You can search for planning
applications and appeals, and see what stage an application has
reached. Check if planning permission has
been applied for.
We keep the record of enquiries confidential, but if court
proceedings follow we may ask you to be a witness.