We may take enforcement action if:
Possible enforcement actions include:
asking you to apply retrospectively
issuing enforcement notices
issuing stop notices
issuing County or High Court injunctions.
If land or buildings have been in use for a certain period of time without planning permission then a certificate of lawfulness may be applied for meaning the land or building becomes immune from enforcement action.
The Planning Enforcement Policy Statement April 2010
The enforcement of planning control now enjoys a significantly higher profile than in the past with greater public expectations about what could and should be done.
These higher expectations now demand that a more robust policy document is published which clearly identifies when and how prompt action can be undertaken.
The Planning Enforcement Policy Statement has been adopted by the Council.
This document gives clear guidance and direction as to when enforcement action can be successfully pursued and focuses resources to those more serious breaches of planning control.
The Planning Enforcement Policy Statement can be purchased from the Planning Department, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne East Sussex, BN21 4TW for the cover charge of £15 or is free to download from the link below.