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Planning enforcement

Report your concerns about possible unauthorised development. This could be about building works and/or how land or buildings are used. It could also be about works to listed buildings, protected trees or the erection of adverts.

We investigate concerns that are reported to us.

If we find an issue we may not be able to stop or reverse the situation straight away. We usually try and negotiate a solution. This lets the people responsible have a chance to sort the issue.

This may mean we:

  • suggest they make a retrospective application (opens in a new window) If approved it could authorise the works. If refused they can appeal the decision
  • or take formal action and serve notices to remove / stop works or cease any use. The people responsible can appeal against the formal action. If there is an appeal, we will usually wait for a decision to be issued and then take further action as it is needed

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For concerns about:

  • building works
  • land or building use
  • trees
  • listed buildings
  • advertisements

Report your concern:

Christchurch Borough Council

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Report your concerns to Christchurch Borough Council. It can be building works or how land or buildings are used. It can also be works to trees or listed buildings.

East Dorset District Council

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Report your concerns to East Dorset District Council. It can be building works or how land or buildings are used. It can also be works to trees or listed buildings.

North Dorset District Council

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Report your concerns to North Dorset District Council. It can be building works or how land or buildings are used. It can also be works to trees or listed buildings.

Purbeck District Council Planning Enforcement

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We investigate alleged breaches of planning control. We give answers to frequently asked questions and links to policies, enquiry forms and useful information.

West Dorset District Council

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Report your concerns to West Dorset District Council. It can be building works or how land or buildings are used. It can also be works to trees or listed buildings.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

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Report your concerns about to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. It can be building works or how land or buildings are used. It can also be works to trees or listed buildings.
 

Dorset County Council

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Dorset County Council handles:

  • the use of land for waste disposal
  • buildings, plant or machinery for refuse or waste materials.
  • Send a report to DCC

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