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Compliance officers in North Devon are embracing new technology by changing the way suspected planning breaches are reported.

A form is available on North Devon Council's website for reporting suspected breaches of planning. Customers can also plot the location of the alleged breach on an interactive map and even upload photos as evidence.

The online system will provide a more efficient way for the compliance team to:

  • track and co-ordinate reports of suspected breaches
  • see when multiple people are complaining about the same issue
  • see when people are reporting the same issue many times
  • share information with our Customer Services team

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says "Up until now, people have reported alleged breaches in various different ways and the team have decided that they need a more efficient system. Therefore the plan is to have a single point of reporting, which can be accessed by all relevant team members, to make sure that there is no duplication of work. Customers, Parish Councils and Ward Members should all use start to use this new reporting method from now on."

Anyone who wishes to report a suspected breach of planning can visit the planning compliance pages of the website, but are also reminded to refer to our pages on what we can and cannot investigate. Anyone without internet access can report an alleged breach of planning by telephoning 01271 388288.

There will be a period of adjustment, however, after 1 October 2021 the compliance officers will only accept reports which are made through the online form.