Planning prosecutions

If you are found in breach of planning law you may face enforcement action from your local planning authority.

This can be a daunting and stressful situation, especially as you must act as quickly as possible. The expert planning solicitors at Ansons Solicitors can provide you with the swift assistance you need to avoid criminal proceedings.

Examples of planning breaches include:

  • carrying out development without planning permission
  • breaking planning conditions
  • changing the use of land
  • carrying out works on or intentionally harming listed buildings

The most common enforcement action is the enforcement notice and it is crucial to take action as soon as possible or you could face a fine. Often, you will have only 28 days to respond. Your local planning authority also has the power to carry out any works required under the notice if you do not act and they can charge you for their actions.

Our planning lawyers will help advise you on the validity of the enforcement notice you face, assist you with your options, and steer you past these potential pitfalls. You may have the right to appeal an enforcement notice. Our experienced lawyers will advise you on the grounds that you can be appeal and help lodge your response if necessary.

Other forms of planning prosecutions we regularly assist with include:

  • stop notices
  • breach of condition notices
  • planning contravention notices
  • section 215 notices
  • injunctions
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