Report an issue with unauthorised developments and read about breaches of planning rules.
Common examples of unauthorised development include:
We assign a case officer to investigate the complaint to see if there has been a breach of planning permission. If we find a breach has taken place, we will contact the person responsible and determine a plan of action. We will inform all interested parties of the outcome of our investigation.
In some cases, a breach may be so minor that no further action will be taken. In other cases, we will issue a warning letter and attempt to negotiate with those responsible to resolve the situation. This may include applying retrospectively for planning permission, or ceasing the unauthorised activities.
If negotiations fail, we may take enforcement action – which can eventually lead to prosecution if left unresolved.
We have recently drafted an enforcement plan with its aim being to provide clarity to all parties who may be involved in or affected by a planning enforcement issue.
Anyone receiving an enforcement notice for unauthorised development has a right of appeal. There is no fee for making an appeal, unless also applying for planning permission. All appeals must be received before the date the enforcement notice takes effect. Appeals are normally decided within 36 weeks.
The government encourages developments relating to tourism, so long as approved holiday accommodation is not used as a person’s sole or main place of residence. This helps to protect the countryside, prevent excessive pressures on local services and delivers sustainable objectives.
Many developments within the East Riding of Yorkshire provide self-catering holiday accommodation, such as caravans, cabins and building conversions, which would not have been approved unless the accommodation is used for holiday purposes only.
In deciding whether holiday accommodation breaches occupancy conditions, factors include:
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