Chelmsford City Council

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Report a breach of planning control

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You can report a breach of planning permission to us, and we will investigate.

We investigate:

  • building or engineering works that do not have planning permission

  • change of use of land or buildings that does not have planning permission

  • failure to comply with planning conditions attached to a planning permission

  • unauthorised works to listed buildings

  • unauthorised works to protected trees

  • land or buildings which are harming the appearance of the local area

  • unlawful display of advertisements

We do not investigate:

A complaint about noise, light, odour, bonfires or pests are not planning enforcement issues, but you can report them to us.

You can find more information about  breaches of planning permission on the Planning Portal.

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    Last updated: 19 October 2020

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