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Draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan consultation

The draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan consultation is chance for the public express their views on a document that will guide planning control in Eden district.

As a planning authority we have a duty to investigate reported unauthorised development, we also have discretionary powers to take planning enforcement action.

Why we have produced a draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan

National government produced the National Planning Policy Framework which recommends that all planning authorities produce a local enforcement plan to assist in managing enforcement proactively in a way that is appropriate for their area.

The draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan which sets out:

  • How to report breaches of planning control
  • How we will investigate reported breaches
  • What advice the we will provide and how
  • When we will take action
  • When we will not take action
  • The legal powers we have and how we will use them.

Where you can see draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan

The draft plan has been circulated between officers and members and it is now being published for further consultation.

Download the draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan (PDF: 461Kb / 24 pages)

To request a copy of the plan by post, please contact Planning Services.

The draft plan will also be made available at the Council Offices as well as at the following Local Links and Libraries across the district:

See libraries addresses and contact details.

Questions on the draft Local Planning Enforcement Plan

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the draft Local Enforcement Plan then please contact Planning Services.

How to comment on the Local Planning Enforcement Plan

If you wish to make comments on the draft plan, this must be done in writing. All comments must be received in writing by 9am on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Email or post your comments to Planning Services see contact details below.

What happens your comments

Comments received will be reviewed by the Planning Services before producing a final draft to the Council’s executive.