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Planning Prosecutions

If you have been advised that construction work to your property has breached planning regulations, you may be facing prosecution from your local authority for a planning breach.

Equally, if you own a neighbouring property which has been affected by recent building work that is depriving you of a right to light or encroached on your boundary – or ongoing construction work is causing a nuisance or hazard – you may be able to take legal action.

What is classed as a planning breach?

According to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a breach of planning control is defined as:

  • Carrying out development without the required planning permission or
  • Failing to comply with any condition or limitation to which planning permission was granted

Who is responsible for bringing a prosecution?

Local planning authorities have responsibility for taking whatever enforcement action may be necessary and they have a range of enforcement powers that extend beyond planning, as do the police in certain instances.

How can Palmers help?

We are able to act on behalf of local residents, landlords, landowners, developers and our expertise in handling contentious planning law claims and prosecutions means we have a depth of experience that can be applied to your advantage.

Our team will take a pragmatic and robust approach in protecting your interests and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in line with your objectives.

If you have received an enforcement notice from your local authority, or you are concerned that a neighbouring property is undergoing construction work which may breach planning regulations, get in touch with us.

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