Planning controls relate to any development. The definition of 'development' for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the Act) includes "carrying out building, engineering, mining or other operation in on or under land or the making of a material change of use of any building or other land". (N.B all mining and waste planning issues and some other development on land they own are dealt with by Hampshire County Council ).
No, under the Act, failing to comply with planning controls is not an offence but you should contact us before you carry out works which might need planning approval. We may serve an enforcement notice on the owner of land if there is unauthorised development. The notice can mean you must reinstate the land. It is an offence not to comply with an enforcement notice, with a maximum fine of £20,000.
We might issue a breach of condition notice against you, for which there is no right of appeal. It is an offence not to comply with this notice. This offence may be prosecuted in a magistrates' court with a maximum fine of £1,000.
Yes, if these works are considered to affect the character and integrity of the building.
Yes, some adverts are exempt from express advertisement consent. Adverts which do not need consent are those which enjoy deemed consent under the Town and Country Planning (control of adverts) Regulations 1992. You can get copies of booklets and advice from us.
You should report works, activities and other development that may breach planning controls in one of these ways:
Please provide your name, address and telephone number. Your name and personal details will be kept confidential.
Once a complaint has been investigated and a breach identified, depending on the severity of the breach, we may take one of a range of actions:
On an enforcement notice, listed building enforcement notice and an advert discontinuance notice, there is a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate .
Yes. The period within which planning enforcement action can be taken is limited to:
If you wish to confirm that development is immune from planning enforcement action, you should make an application for a certificate of lawful use or development by applying online or printing and completing paper copies.
We have a planning enforcement notices register which lists properties in the Borough of Fareham which are subject to planning enforcement notices.