Planning enforcement may be necessary when planning rules are not followed.
This might include:
These planning breaches are not illegal. These will be investigated and if it is in the public interest, action may be taken. You can search our enforcement records online. We are currently updating notices issued before 1999, therefore some may have 99 as the case year. You may find it easier to search for these cases using the Interactive Map or telephone 01233 331111 for advice.
If what is being carried out on the site is acceptable the council can consider it by way of a formal planning application and grant a retrospective permission.
Other breaches can represent a criminal offence and lead to prosecution in the courts such as:
Please see the links above for more information on the our approach to enforcement, what is considered a breach of planning control, how to report to us and what happens if a breach has occurred.
Planning enforcement, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL