retrospective applications

We have experience in liaising with local authority enforcement teams to find solutions to breaches of planning and, where feasible, we can submit retrospective planning applications.

We can advise as to the meaning of enforcement notices, stop notices and planning contravention notices and advise as to the options which are available.

Often breaches of planning arise from people not realising they require planning consent for a proposal and there is a mechanism within planning legislation meaning retrospective applications should be considered as if the development has not occurred.

Whilst retrospective applications should not be relied upon we have experience in liaising with the local authority to regularise breaches of planning control.