The Council's Planning Enforcement Service wants to know about possible breaches of planning control, including cases where:
- Building work is underway, or has been undertaken, without the required planning permission
- Conditions attached to planning consents are not being complied with
- There are, or have been, unauthorised changes in the use of land and/or buildings.
You can assist the Planning Enforcement process by including as much information as possible when reporting a possible breach of planning control. Things to consider are:
- The date the activity you are reporting started
- The exact location where the activity you are reporting is taking place
- The names and addresses of owners, occupiers, builders or agents
- The effect the activity is having on amenity, for example: noise, traffic or smell
- Keeping a written record of events connected with the activity you are reporting, such as a diary or a daily log
- Keeping a photographic record with dates of events connected with the activity you are reporting.
Report a possible breach of planning control (Unauthorised development)
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that Basildon Council will not normally investigate of the following types of complaint:
- anonymous complaints - unless it relates to a potentially serious breach of planning control
- persistent complaints which have previously been investigated and resolved
- vexatious or malicious complaints.