Under sections 196A, 196B and 196C of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended (“the 1990 Act”), LPAs and Justices of the Peace are able to authorise named officers to enter land for specific, essential enforcement reasons. This is to ensure the thorough and complete planning control enforcement.
Entry to land may be authorised to determine whether there has been a breach of planning control, whether enforcement powers should be actioned, how these powers should be actioned and whether compliance with previous enforcement notices has occurred.
There are rules governing the entry, conduct and departure of planning enforcement officers. You must not wilfully obstruct an authorised planning enforcement officer. For a detailed description of the powers of planning enforcement officers and LPAs, please contact Wilkinson Planning.
NEVER ignore a planning enforcement notice.