We have the responsibility to investigate potential breaches of planning control and take enforcement action when necessary.

What is a breach of planning control?

A breach of planning control is defined in section 171A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as:

  • The carrying out of development without the required planning permission; or
  • Failing to comply with any condition or limitation subject to which planning permission has been granted.

How we deal with breaches of planning control?

We take the following steps in resolving breaches of planning control:

Negotiation
Most breaches can be dealt with through negotiation and is usually found to be the best way to address the issue.

If however, that cannot resolve the issue then we have powers to issue the following formal notices:

Enforcement notices
Requiring the breach to be dealt with.

Stop notices
Requiring an immediate stop to the breach.

Breach of condition notices
Served when conditions attached to planning permission are being ignored.

Construction Management Plans

A list of Construction Management Plans can be found on our Major Development Sites with Construction Management Plans page.

View enforcement action taken and notices

We provide a monthly update on the enforcement cases we have investigated and closed.

Resolved Planning Enforcement Cases - August 2021

If we have issued a notice then you will be able to view it on our online planning register.

Previous resolved enforcement cases

Resolved Planning Enforcement Cases - May 2021

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Resolved enforcement cases for April 2018

Resolved enforcement cases for March 2018

Resolved enforcement cases for February 2018

Contact us

North
East Grinstead, Crawley Down, Copthorne, Ardingly, Sharpthorne, Horsted Keynes, Turners Hill, Ashurst Wood
Tel: 01444-477334

Central
Haywards Heath, Balcombe, Bolney, Cuckfield, Lindfield, Scaynes Hill, Pease Pottage, Warninglid, Slaugham, Ansty
Tel: 01444-477357

South
Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Sayers Common, Hurstpierpoint, Albourne, Hickstead, Twineham
Tel: 01444-477338

Email: planninginvestigations@midsussex.gov.uk

South Downs National Park

For queries relating to areas within the South Downs National Park please go to the South Downs National Park website.

Last updated: 27 September 2021