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Planning enforcement

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The Planning Monitoring and Enforcement Team deals with breaches of planning controls, including:

  • where building work requiring planning permission is undertaken without such permission,
  • where conditions attached to a planning permission are not complied with, or
  • where the use of a building or land is changed without planning permission.

Where breaches are found, the Team seeks to resolve the issues.

Our officers also carry out site visits where planning permissions have been granted to ensure that work is proceeding in accordance with the approved plans and conditions.

Often matters can be resolved informally or by regularising the breach through a planning application. However, if a breach is particularly serious the Authority has powers to take formal enforcement action.

Report a possible breach of planning control

You can report summary details of a possible breach of planning control online. 

You can also report breaches:

The information you should provide is given in Section 6 of the Local Enforcement Plan.

Local Enforcement Plan

The Peak District Local Enforcement Plan sets out how we will manage enforcement proactively, in a way that is appropriate to the National Park.

The online copy of the plan was checked in November 2023 to update external links and make it easier to read and navigate on mobile devices and screenreaders. You can also download the full Local Enforcement Plan (2.6MB) in PDF format for printing.

If you would like a free printed copy of the Local Enforcement Plan please contact us, as follows:

Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
DE45 1AE

Telephone: 01629 816 200

Quarterly Monitoring & Enforcement Reports

A review of Monitoring & Enforcement cases is reported to the Authority's planning committee every quarter, in January, April, July and October.

You can find reports by browsing to the relevant committee agenda.

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