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The first stages of enforcement are generally following a complaint being made to the Local Authority and the Enforcement Team allocating an Officer to carry out a site visit. You may, or may not, be aware that a site visit has taken place until such time as you receive a letter from the Enforcement Team informing you of their findings. Thereafter there are several options available to an Enforcement Officer in determining what to do next:
If the Enforcement Officer determines that you are in breach of planning control they can use a variety of tools in
order to be able to manage the matter: