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Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement is the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control and, where a breach of planning control is identified, the aim is to resolve these using the most appropriate action. Wyre Borough Council is responsible for enforcing control for all planning matters other than matters relating to minerals or waste disposal which are the responsibility of Lancashire County Council.

If operational development comprising building or other work is carried out, or where the use of land or buildings is changed without the benefit of planning permission or other appropriate consent, then this is a breach of planning control and it may be appropriate for us to take action against the developer or property owner to secure remediation to prevent any resultant harm.

Within the Planning Service, the Council employs two part time Enforcement Officers based in the Development Management team. They investigate cases from the initial receipt of the alleged breach of planning control through to the closure of the case, including the service of any formal notices, appeals, and court action. Additional legal support, particularly in the drafting of the relevant legal notices and the taking of proceedings in the Court, is provided by the Council’s Legal team.

For more details about the council’s Enforcement Service see our:

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