New Planning Enforcement Powers Issued for Local Councils

1 May 2024

As part of the government’s Levelling-up and Regeneration Act, on 25 April new wide-ranging planning powers came into effect giving local councils greater tools to hold rogue developers to account.

The new powers mean “council planners can use stronger enforcement measures to take on landowners who repeatedly break planning rules” which “will make it harder for rulebreakers to seek future planning permission and will give councils the ability to issue unlimited fines against those failing to build in the right places.”

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