Planning enforcement deals with cases where there has been:

  • development carried out without planning permission or permitted development rights
  • unauthorised advertisements
  • works carried out to protected trees
  • non-compliance with conditions attached to planning approval

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Enforcement notices

There are legal documents which can be served on people who have built something without the required permissions. A notice could:

  • stop or prevent an activity
  • request the removal of an unauthorised building or extension
  • ask for a development to be changed to make it more acceptable

Anyone receiving an enforcement notice can appeal to the Planning Inspectorate

We are currently updating our enforcement pages - if you would like to know more about enforcement or a notice that has been issued, please contact us by email enforcement@northdevon.gov.uk or on 01271 388288.