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How do I report a possible breach of planning control?

Enforcement General Enforcement Advice
Planning enforcement investigates suspected breaches of planning control reported to the Council, monitors compliance with conditions imposed on permissions granted and deals with High Hedge Complaints. It must be noted that breaching planning control is not a criminal offence and that enforcement is a discretional activity.

Enforcement Enquiry Form
Please complete our online form in full if you wish to lodge an enforcement complaint. Please note complainant details are treated in confidence.

Planning Enforcement Enquiry Form.

Local Enforcement Plan
New Forest District Council supports sustainable development in the right locations but also wants to take tough action to deal with inappropriate and harmful development. To help achieve this, an updated Local Enforcement Plan has been produced.

adobe icon Local Enforcement Plan - Adopted December 2013 [191kb]

Online Enforcement Search
The online enforcement pages contain details of

  • those cases in the New Forest District Council area (not the National Park) where the Council's officers have decided that a breach of planning control has taken place, dating from 2 May 2006.
  • details of enforcement notices served since 1982.
  • Earlier records of enforcement notices can be inspected by arrangement at the Council's main offices at Appletree Court.

Online Enforcement Register
The Council's register of enforcement and stop notices and other enforcement action is available online using the Online Enforcement Register

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Updated: 23 Apr 2019
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