Planning - enforcement
The council, as the local planning authority, has the power to enforce planning controls. The council also monitors developments to ensure that planning controls are being followed.
The enforcement team has powers to investigate:
- Development carried out without planning permission
- Breaches of the conditions attached to planning consents
- Other planning matters which give rise to concern over residential amenity
- Unauthorised works to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order
- Unauthorised works to a listed building
- Unauthorised display of advertisements
For advertisements, the council only covers the display of advertisements, not the content.
For complaints about the content (wording and images of the advertisement contact:
Advertising Standards Authority, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT. tel: 020 7492 2222 or email: email@example.com
What the enforcement team cannot investigate:
- Land ownership and boundary issues
- Instead you should contact a solicitor,
- If the property is owned by the council, Property Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Some other matters may be more appropriately dealt with by other areas of the council or an external agency.
If we receive a complaint which involves another council service we will pass it on. If it involves an external agency, we will advise you who should be contacted.
Use the enforcement form report an unauthorised development:
- Form: Enforcement reporting form (Interactive PDF, 205KB)
- Save and send this form to email@example.com
- Print the form and send by post to Enforcement, County Buildings, High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7EZ
To find out more information about enforcement:
- Enforcement Charter (PDF, 720KB)
The enforcement charter explains how the enforcement process works, the role of the council and the service standards it sets itself. It also explains what happens at each stage.
Ross Burton Senior Planning Officer 01506 282405
Barry Clarke Development Quality Officer 01506 282417