The Local Monitoring & Enforcement Plan (LMEP) (PDF, 329KB) explains how we:
- deal with breaches (and alleged breaches) of planning control; for example, where development is taking place without the benefit of planning permission or where it is being carried out contrary to a condition of planning permission
- decide whether enforcement action is necessary and the appropriate form of enforcement to take
- liaise with both those carrying out unauthorised development and those affected by such breaches
- monitor development for which the county council is the planning authority, namely mineral and waste developments and the county council’s own development
For a current list of enforcement notices that have been issued by the county, email the planning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to report a breach in planning permission
Report a breach:
- complete the planning breach form (Word, 74KB) and email it together with any photos to email@example.com
- print off the planning breach form (PDF, 167KB) at post it together with any photos to:
Suffolk County Council,
5th Floor Endeavour House,
8 Russell Road, Ipswich
- in urgent cases telephone 01473 265754
Include this information when reporting a breach:
- Full address and location of the site where the development or breach is taking place.
- Nature of the alleged breach and the planning harm caused.
- If relevant, give specific examples with dates and times to substantiate your complaint. An evidence form for planning breaches (Word, 33KB) is available to use.
- Name (if known) and status of the person (s) involved. For example: owner/tenant/occupier/contractor/worker.
- Date when activities first began.
- If the breach relates to a change of use, state the previous use of the site.
- Your full name, postal address and contact details, including telephone number.