Many people fall foul of planning regulations, often unintentionally. Planning enforcement procedures can be intimidating as they typically state the maximum negative penalties. The reality in many instances is often less severe and our team of Planning Consultants can put your mind at rest.
Our team includes former Local Authority Planning Officers who are experienced in negotiating with local authorities and planning officers. This includes former Planning Enforcement Officer’s who have spent many years investigating planning breaches. We understand planning law and the processes involved in enforcement, and so can take charge of the process, dealing with the Council on your behalf to deliver a satisfactory outcome.
It is normally possible to resolve a number of enforcement cases through simple discussion and negotiation. If it is necessary, we can develop a suitable strategy and negotiate with the local authority on your behalf to seek to secure the necessary permissions.
If things do escalate and a notice is served, we can also act for you on a planning enforcement appeals. We have the skills and experience to help you minimise the effect on your land and property and avoid penalties
Where work has been undertaken or a use started, then the implications of getting it wrong can be very costly. Call us today or leave a message out of office hours and we will endeavour to get back to you soon.