Planning Enforcement in Cheltenham
A planning enforcement notice is a letter sent by the local council to individuals or businesses who have failed to obtain the necessary planning permission before carrying out construction or other operations on land. If you’re concerned about the likelihood of one of your projects getting rejected, our planning applications in Cheltenham section is worth a read as we are experts in planning law and creating bespoke applications. For smaller changes such as extensions and outbuildings, our Cheltenham prior approval team can help advise you on what adaptations are likely to be accepted before you start building work.
A notice from your local council will inform you that you must stop or modify the current use of the land, which may result in the removal of building operations, or for the use of land or buildings to stop completely.
When you receive an enforcement notice, it is important not to panic, but it also mustn’t be ignored. You usually have 21-28 days from the date of service (when the notice was given to you) in which to respond.
A great deal of enforcement cases can be resolved between a the owner of the property and the Council, but in some cases an appeal may be required. Please see our Cheltenham planning appeals page for these cases.
You can arrange a free consultation with our Cheltenham planning consultants to discuss your situation, and we’ll give you our expert advice on how best to proceed.