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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.  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.  Details on how to report a breach of planning are detailed within Section 6 of the Local Enforcement Plan.

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. 

Local Enforcement Plan

The Local Enforcement Plan sets out how we will manage enforcement proactively, in a way that is appropriate to the National Park. You can read the whole plan or the individual chapters by clicking on the relevant links below:

  1. Introduction (245KB) PDF icon
  2. What is a breach of planning control? (243KB) PDF icon
  3. Monitoring (69KB) PDF icon
  4. In what circumstances can we take action? (213KB) PDF icon
  5. What our are priorities? (461KB) PDF icon
  6. How do I report a possible breach of planning control? (208KB) PDF icon
  7. Investigation process (335KB) PDF icon
  8. What happens when a breach is found? (468KB) PDF icon
  9. Immunity from enforcement action (72KB) PDF icon
  10. Breaches of other types of consent (754KB) PDF icon
  11. What to do if you are not satisfied with our service (125KB) PDF icon

Download the full Local Enforcement Plan (2.6MB) PDF icon

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
Bakewell
DE45 1AE

Email: customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk
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 here . For reports prior to 2014 please go to the relevant agenda in our planning committee archive.

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