Why planning enforcement notices have dropped to their lowest-ever level

A steady decline in the number of planning enforcement notices issued by local authorities in recent years can be explained by spending cuts, new permitted development rights and smarter action to ensure compliance with the rules, say experts.

by Sarah Townsend
Planning enforcement: latest MHCLG stats revealed that enforcement notices issued by English councils in 2018/19 dropped to their lowest-ever level. Pic: Enforcement Services
Planning enforcement: latest MHCLG stats revealed that enforcement notices issued by English councils in 2018/19 dropped to their lowest-ever level. Pic: Enforcement Services

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