Planning authorities have wide ranging powers to enforce planning laws, ranging from orders that temporarily prohibit activities on site, to orders for the rebuilding of demolished buildings; and almost everything in between.
Sometimes these powers are exercised after a third party has made a complaint; occasionally there may have been damage to persons or property.
Failure to comply with enforcement may be a criminal offence, and in any event can result in severe consequences. If these powers are used or threatened, time is of the essence in responding. We deal with these powers and tailor the response from negotiation with a planning authority right through to formal appeals.