Defending Enforcement Notices
Where there is an unauthorised development the local authority has a number of weapons in its armoury to counter the same. These include planning contravention notices, breach of condition notices, enforcement notices and stop notices as well as injunctions. The main weapon is the enforcement notice. This will set out what the breach of planning control is, also set out the steps required to remedy the breach, and give a timetable whereby the works should be done (the compliance period) an appeal has to be lodged before the expiry of the compliance period which has to be a period of not less than twenty eight days. We act for clients in defending enforcement notices and dealing with appeals normally by way of public inquiry (as evidence is often required on oath).