Enforcement of Planning Control

The Council is committed to investigating all reported breaches of planning control. If you think that building work or a type of use is taking place without planning approval, or that approved plans and/or planning permission conditions are not being adhered to, then please contact us.

It may be necessary for an Enforcement Officer to speak with you before undertaking an investigation, however, please be assured that the source of information, including personal details of complainants, will remain strictly confidential.

The Planning Enforcement Team has 4 officers who will investigate reports where activities do not appear to be in compliance with planning legislation.

Each officer has a responsibility for their own geographical area; for details see the Test Valley Planning Enforcement Area Map.

Appeals against Enforcement Notices issued by the Council are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol.