The enforcement of planning control plays a vital part in the overall planning regime. Many of our clients rely on the experience of our planning law team in dealing with breaches and potential breaches of planning control.
Our lawyers have extensive planning law expertise, and provide advice and representation to local planning authorities and developers on enforcement issues including:
- Local enforcement plans and enforcement policies (including enforcement protocols)
- Enforcement notices
- Stop notices
- Breach of condition notices
- Untidy land (section 215) notices
- Tree preservation orders
- Advertisement control
- Prosecutions and Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings
- Direct action
- Planning appeals
- Judicial review
Our wealth of experience means we can provide assistance from the beginning to the end of the enforcement process, advising on enforcement policies, drafting notices, inquiries, and where appropriate, issuing or defending civil and or criminal proceedings.