Report a planning breach

It is a breach of planning control if you do not get planning permission or consent for a development that requires it. Breaches of planning control are generally not criminal offences. However, it is a criminal offense to display unauthorised advertisements or work on a listed building or protected trees without permission. Our Enforcement Strategy document sets out how we operate:

Breaches include:

  • Development (building/engineering works or change of use of property/land) without planning permission
  • Not keeping to the planning permission, either for an approved plan or the failure to follow conditions
  • Carrying out of works to a listed building without consent, including the installation of UPVC windows
  • Felling or working on a tree which is under a Tree Preservation Order or which is within a Conservation Area
  • Demolition of a building within a Conservation Area
  • Using a mobile home as a residence
  • Unauthorised advertisements
  • Fencing
  • Action can be taken regarding the untidy condition of land

Not considered breaches:

  • On-street parking of commercial vehicles in residential area
  • Operating a business from home but the primary use is still residential and there is no adverse impact on amenity
  • Parking a mobile home within the grounds of your home, provided that it is used for storage or an extra bedroom
  • Clearing land of undergrowth, bushes and trees, as long as they are not under a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area

Make an Enforcement Complaint

All complaints must be made in writing providing your name, postal address and contact telephone number using the Enforcement complaint form.

When you report a breach of planning control, details of your complaint may become public. However your name and address will NOT be revealed to the person or organisation involved in the alleged breach.

We will try to acknowledge your complaint within five working days of receiving it. At this time, we will advise you of the complaint reference number and the enforcement case officer.

Enforcement notices
enforcement notices
DateThe landThe alleged breachEnforcement notice
17.07.20

Land at 6 Oaklands

West Ashling Road,

Hambrook

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the land to a use for the stationing of a touring caravan, two mobile homes and a motor home for the purposes of human habitation.
word icon FU-76 Enforcement Notice Land at 6 Oaklands [700kb]
17.07.20

Land South of Green Lane Piggeries

Ham Road

Sidlesham

In breach of condition 2 attached to planning permission SI/14/04058/COU dated 15 November 2014.word icon SI-75 Breach of Condition Enforcement Notice Green Lane Piggeries [698kb]
17.07.20

2 Kestrel Close

East Wittering

Without planning permission, the erection of a close boarded fence and posts.word icon EW-47 Enforcement Notice - 2 Kestrel Close [1Mb]
17.03.20

Land at the Old Allotment Site

Newells Lane

West Ashling

Without planning permission, the laying of hard core to form a hard surface.
word icon FU-74 - Enforcement Notice - Old Allotment Site 17.3.2020 [369kb]
04.03.20

Wayside

Chichester Road

Selsey

Without planning permission, the erection of a wall, railings, entrance gates and piers
word icon SY-71 Enforcement Notice - Wayside dated 4.3.2020 [396kb]
15.01.20

Land North of The  Grange

Woodmancote Lane

Woodmancote

Emsworth

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the Land to the stationing of two mobile homes for the purposes of human habitation
word icon WE-47 - Enforcement Notice - Land North of The Grange (15.1.2020) [715kb]
30.01.20

12A Nettleton

Avenue

Tangmere

Without planning permission, the erection of a wooden close boarded fenceword icon TG-24 - Enforcement Notice - 12 Nettleton Avenue [316kb]
14.01.20

Land East Of Brook House

Pound Road

West Wittering

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the wooden building, to use as a single dwellinghouseword icon WW-49 Enforcement Notice - Brook House [765kb]
09.01.20

Land at Purchase Farm

Easton Lane

Sidlesham

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the land to a use for the storage and parking of motor vehiclesword icon SI-74 - Enforcement Notice - Purchase Farm [409kb]
09.01.20

Land at Medmerry View

Drove Lane

Earnley

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the Land to the mixed use for the stationing of a caravan for the purposes of human habitation and use as recreational amenity land in association with the gypsy and traveller site to the south.

word icon E-33 Medmerry View - Enforcement Notice [598kb]
08.01.20

Field South East of

Beggars Corner

Halfway Bridge

Lodsworth

Without planning permission, the erection of a timber stable building in the approximate position shown on the attached plan.word icon LD-16 - Field SE of Beggars Corner - Enforcement Notice [906kb]
11.12.19

24 Washington Street

Chichester

Without planning permission, the installation of upvc double glazed windows to the roof dormer and first floor rear elevation of the dwelling.word icon CC-149 Listed Building Enforcement Notice - 24 Washington Street [281kb]
06.11.19

Zsara Yard

Highleigh Road

Sidlesham

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the Land to a use for the stationing of a caravan for the purposes of human habitation.word icon SI -71 Enforcement Notice Zsaras Yard [333kb]
06.11.19

Ferndale

133 Birdham Road

Appledram

Without planning permission, the erection of a closed boarded fence and double gatesword icon AP-5 Enforcement Notice Ferndale 133 Birdham Road [1Mb]
12.09.19

Land south of

Scant Road East

Hambrook

West Ashling

The construction of two wooden chalet buildings on raised breeze block foundations (FU/71)word icon FU-71 Land south of Scant Rd East Enforcement Notice [893kb]
10.09.19

Burgau Barn

Plaistow Road

Ifold

Without planning permission, the erection of a dwellinghouseword icon PS-68 Burgau Barn Enforcement Notice [1Mb]
28.08.19

Coombe House

Marley Heights

Fernhurst

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use as garden land in association with the dwelling house known as Coombe Houseword icon FH-27 Enforcement Notice - Coombe House [1Mb]
31.07.19

Kellys Farm

Bell Lane

Birdham

Without planning permission, the material change of use of the land to use as a car wash businesspdf icon BI-46 Enforcement Notice - Kellys Farm [2Mb]
06.08.19

Fisher Granary

Fisher Lane

South Mundham

Without planning permission, change of sue of the land to use for the stationing of a mobile home for human habitation.pdf icon 173055 - SCANNED Enf Notice - Land at Fisher Granary (ref NM 29) dated 6.8.2019 [4Mb]
29.07.19

Jays Farm

Jays Lane

Lurgashall

Without planning permission, the construction of an access track and hardstandingpdf icon LG-16 - Enforcement Notice - Jays Farm [4Mb]
29.07.19

Land at Itchenor Park

(Northshore)

Itchenor

Without planning permission, change of use of land to the storage of boats, boat hulls, moulds, frames, boat trailers, wooden pallets, metal cages, boxes, magazines and packaging

pdf icon WI-16 - Enforcement Notice - Itchenor Shipyard [4Mb]
01.07.19

Three Cornered Piece

Hollow Road

East Harting

Without planning permission, the erection of brick pillars and gatespdf icon HT-29 - Enforcement Notice - Three Cornered Piece [4Mb]
27.06.19

Land south of

The Stables

Scant Rd East

West Ashling

Without planning permission, the erection of stone pillars and wallspdf icon FU-70 -Enforcement Notice - Land south of The Stables [4Mb]
12.06.19

Land at 1 Green Acre

Inlands Road

Southbourne

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use as a building site compound and the stationing of a catering van (SB/117)

pdf icon SB-117 - Enforcement Notice - 1 Green Acre 12.6.2019 [4Mb]
06.06.19

Witsend Nursery

Third Avenue

Batchmere

Without planning permission, the change of use of the Land for the storage of caravans, motorhomes, boats and boat trailerspdf icon E-32 Enforcement Notice - Witsend Nursery [4Mb]
31.01.19

Northend House

Polecats

Heyshott

Without planning permission , the erection of iron gates, brick pillars, bollards and kerb lighting and the laying of a shingle and tarmac hardstanding with grey cobbled retaining strips.pdf icon Northend House - Enforcement Notice - HY3 [4Mb]
23.01.19

Land east of Birdham Farm

Birdham Road

Birdham

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to the storage of motor vehicles, vehicle parts, engine parts, metal, wood, ladders, plastic, trailers, windows and window framespdf icon Land East of Birdham Road - Enforcement Notice - BI 45 [4Mb]
10.01.19

Land at 6 Oakdene Gardens

North Mundham

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use for the storage of  metal container units, cars, a motor bike, top box, fabric, shed, metal items, gas cylinders/bottles, car body parts, plastic chairs, trailers, towing cable, assorted metal and plastic containers, motor vehicle parts and other sundry items.pdf icon 6 Oakdene Gardens - Enforcement Notice NM-28 [4Mb]
01.11.18

Crouchland Farm

Rickmans Lane

Plaistow

Without planning permission, the erection of a steel framed lean-to building.pdf icon Crouchland Farm Enf Notice - ref PS 65 [4Mb]
01.11.18

Crouchland Farm

Rickmans Lane

Plaistow

Without planning permission, the construction of a slurry lagoon, earth bund and fencing.pdf icon Crouchland Farm Enf Notice - ref PS 67 [4Mb]
27.09.18

Cutmill Depot

Newells Lane

West Ashling

Without planning permission, change of use of the Lane to use of the stationing of a mobile home and touring caravan for the purposes of human habitation.pdf icon Cutmill Depot - Enforcement Notice - FU-67 [4Mb]
26.09.18

Southend Farm

Selsey Road

Donnington

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to a mixed use for agriculture and the storage and repair of modular buildings, portable site office cabins, portable toilet blocks, mobile welfare units and metal storage containers.pdf icon Southend Farm - Enforcement Notice - D-8 [4Mb]
13.08.18

Land at Little Oak Farm

Land North of Cowdry Nursery

Sidlesham Lane

Birdham

West Sussex

Without planning permission, the erection of a timber building with a tiled roofpdf icon Little Oak Farm - Enforcement Notice - BI-40 [4Mb]
18.07.18

Land South-West of

Racton View

Marlpit Lane

Hambrook

Without planning permission, the erection of brick piers, wing walls, fencing and entrance gatespdf icon Racton View - Enforcement Notice WE-45 [4Mb]
27.06.18

Land at Home Paddock Stables

Hambrook Hill North

Hambrook

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to a mixed use for equine purposes and the stationing of a mobile shepherd's hut for the purposes of human habitationpdf icon Home Paddocks - Enforcement Notice - WE-44 [4Mb]
27.06.18

Cowdown Farm

Cowdown Lane

Compton

Without planning permission, change of use of the Building to use for the stationing of a caravan for the purposes of human habitation (CP/7)pdf icon Cowdown Farm - Enforcement Notice - CP 7 [2Mb]
04.07.18

Cowdown Farm

Cowdown Lane

Compton

Without planning permission, the construction of a gable end wall in the west elevation of the building supporting a new first floor within the building (CP/(9)pdf icon Building at Cowdown Farm - Enforcement Notice - CP-9 [4Mb]
19.06.18

Land west of Jct with

Dangstein Rd and

Borden Ln,

Borden Milland.

Without planning permission change of use to mixed use of camping, education and training courses and manufacture of wood productspdf icon Land west of Jct with Dangstein Rd and Borden Ln - Enforcement Notice - ML 25 [4Mb]
14.06.18

Land at Dragon Nursery

Third Avenue

Batchmere

Without planning permission, the construction of outer walls of a buildingpdf icon Dragon Nursery Enforcement Notice E-31 [4Mb]
10.04.18

Land at Old Army Camp

Cemetery Lane

Westbourne

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use as a civil engineering contractor's yardpdf icon Enforcement Notice - Land at the Old Army Camp - WE 40 [4Mb]
10.04.18

Land at Old Army Camp

Cemetery Lane

Westbourne

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use for the storage of portable site office cabins, container cabins, portable toilet blocks and commercial vehiclespdf icon Enforcement Notice - Land at the Old Army Camp - WE 41 [4Mb]
10.04.18

Land at Old Army Camp

Cemetery Lane

Westbourne

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to use for the storage of metal skips, building materials, scaffolding equipment, lifting platforms, storage racks, engine parts, commercial vehicles, HGV's, redundant vehicles and truck bodiespdf icon Enforcement Notice - Land at the Old Army Camp - WE 42 [4Mb]
26.02.18

Land Northwest of

Laundry Cottage

Dangstein Woods

Dangstein Road

Rogate

GU31 5BZ

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to a mixed use for leisure, education and training purposes and for the production of timber products.pdf icon Enforcement Notice Land Northwest of Laundry Cottage RG-36 [4Mb]
04.01.18

New Barn Farm

Common Road

Funtington

Chichester

PO189DA

Without planning permission, change of use of the land to B8 commercial storagepdf icon Enforcement Notice - New Farm Barn FU-66 [4Mb]
28.11.18

Land at Lithersgate Common

Bedham Lane

Fittleworth

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to a BMX cycle track.
pdf icon Lithersgate Common - Enf Notice - FT -10 [4Mb]
22.11.18

Plot 12

Land North West of Premier Business Park

Birdham Road

Birdham

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to use as a residential caravan site.
pdf icon Plot 12 LNWPBP - Enf Notice - BI-44 [4Mb]
22.11.18

Plot 13

Land North West of Premier Business Park

Birdham Road

Birdham

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to use as a residential caravan site.
pdf icon Plot 13 LNWPBP - Enf Notice - BI-41 [4Mb]
22.11.18

Plot 14

Land North West of Premier Business Park

Birdham Road

Birdham

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to use as a residential caravan site.
pdf icon Plot 14 LNWPBP - Enf Notice - BI-42 [4Mb]
22.11.18

Plot 15

Land North West of Premier Business Park

Birdham Road

Birdham

Without planning permission, change of use of the Land to a mixed use for agriculture, a residential caravan site and an animal boarding and rescue centre.
pdf icon Plot 15 LNWPBP - Enf Notice - BI-43 [4Mb]
Stop notices

Stop notices

DateThe landThe alleged breachEnforcement notice
12.09.19

 Land south of Scant Road East

Hambrook

West Ashling

The construction of two wooden chalet buildings on raised breeze block foundations (FU/71)word icon FU-72 Land south of Scant Rd East STOP NOTICE [870kb]

12.06.19

Land at 1 Green Acre

Inlands Road

Southbourne

The use of the access track by construction traffic (SB/118)pdf icon SB-118 - Stop Notice - 1 Green Acre dated 12.6.2019 [1Mb]

 

Breach of Condition Notices

Breach of condition notices

DateThe landThe alleged breachPeriod for compliance
19.05.20

Land at Medmerry View

Drove Lane

Earnely

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission for "stationing of caravans for the purposes of human habitation subject to  conditions" granted by the Planning Inspectorate on 22nd September 2016 reference: APP/L3815/C/15/3136912 and Council reference: E/14/00118/CONCOU.

 

The following condition has not been complied with:

4)No more than 3 caravans, as defined in the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968 as amended shall be stationed on the site at any time. None of the caravans shall be larger than a single unit mobile home.

6 Months
19.05.20

Land at Wardens Plot

The Paddocks

Common Road

Hambrook

Westbourne

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission granted by the Council on 8th April 2015 for "Proposed change of use of land to twelve pitch site for settled gypsy accommodation together with additional site warden mobile home pitch; Application is a variation to the permissions granted under WE/11/05445/FUL and WE/13/03787/FUL including centralised access road and additional details in relation to the previous prior to commencement conditions. Land West Of Hopedene Common Road Hambrook Chichester PO18 8UP", reference WE/14/03834/FUL.

The following conditions have not been complied with:

(2) The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Sheet 1, PRR1 A dated 19/3/15, 026/01, PRR2 and PRR3.

(5) There shall be no more than 12 pitches created on the Gypsy and Traveller site and 1 pitch to be occupied by the site warden only.

(7) The 1 no. site warden pitch hereby permitted shall include an area of hardstanding and shall be used for the stationing of 1 residential caravan with associated utility/day room, storage and maintenance area and a recreational area.

(10) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting or amending that Order) no walls, fences, gates, or other means of enclosure shall be erected, or placed anywhere on the application site unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

6 Months
09.01.20

17 Nettleton Avenue

Tangmente

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission granted by the Council on 3rd September 2001 for "Residential Development at a density of 30 dewellings per hectare with access via 18 Nettleton Avenue, land West of Gibson Road, Tangmere. Chichester, West Sussex

 

The following conditions has not been complied with:

 

17)  K25B the areas defined on the approved plans for open space, amenity space and play areas, shall remain undeveloped and retained in perpetuity for those uses and not incorporated into private garden or other used

3 Monthys
15.08.19

Land north of Stane Street

Madgwick Lane

Westhampnett

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission granted by the Council on 7th June 2016 for "Residential development comprising up to 300 residential dwellings, including an element of affordable housing, with vehicular access from Stane Street and Madgwick Lane, associated landscaping, a community facility, open space and children's play space, surface water attenuation and ancillary works", reference WH/15/03524/OUTEIA.

The following conditions has not been complied with:

9) Construction of the development hereby permitted shall not take place other than between the hours of: 07.30 hours - 18.00 hours Mondays to Fridays inclusive; 07.30 hours - 13.00 hours on Saturdays; and not at all on Sundays or Public Holidays.

28 days
04.02.19

Land north east of Beech Avenue

Bracklesham Bay

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission granted by the  Planning Inspectorate on 18th September 2013 for "Construction of 50 residential dwellings, new vehicular access, open space and other ancillary works" planning reference EWB/12/02461/FUL.

The following condition has not been complied with:

15) No development shall take place until full details of both hard and soft landscape works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority and these works shall be carried out as approved. These details shall include proposed finished levels or contours; means of enclosure, including screen walls and fences; hard surfacing materials; and minor artefacts and structures (play equipment, refuse or other storage units, signs and street lighting).

2 Months
16.08.18

Wildwood

30 Southgate

Chichester

Breach of Condition Enforcement Notice:

On 14th January 1997 planning permission was granted for "Change of use of the ground floor from A1 shop to A3 restaurant. Café Rouge (Formerly Soupson) 30 Southgate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1DP"; planning reference: CC/96/01257/COU, subject to conditions.

One of those conditions was as follows:

8)  The store/covered yard and store/W.C. areas to the rear of the premises as shown on the permitted plans shall be retained for these purposes in perpetuity and shall not be used for any other purpose whatsoever including any additional restaurant seating area.

It appears to the Council that the condition is not being complied with, because the said store/covered yard and store/W.C. areas to the rear of the premises is being used as a kitchen.

4 months
26.09.19

Land at

3 West Ashling Road

Hambrook

Breach of Condition Enforcement Notice:

The relevant planning permission to which this notice relates is the permission granted by the Council on 14 May 2008 for "Use of land for extended settled gypsy accommodation comprising of  3 no. mobile homes, 3 no. touring caravans and 3 no. utility blocks", reference FU/08/00611/FUL.

The following conditions has not been complied with:

4) No more than 6 caravans, as defined in the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (of which no more than 3 no. shall be static caravans or mobile homes) shall be stationed on the site at any one time.

3 months

 



High Hedges

Our role is not to mediate or negotiate between you and your neighbour but to act as a neutral third party on whether the hedge is adversely affecting the reasonable enjoyment of your property. We must strike a balance between the competing interests of you and the hedge owner, as well as those of the wider community.

Provided you have exhausted all other avenues for resolving a hedge dispute, you can forward your complaint to us by submitting detailed forms, support evidence, other documentation and a fee of £300

  • The complaint will either be dismissed or a formal notice will be issued to the hedge owner that sets out what they are required to do to fix the problem.
  • In most cases this would amount to a reduction in height of no less than two metres (6ft 6ins).
  • The notice would also set a time limit by when the work should be carried out and a requirement that the maximum height is maintained.
  • Failure to carry out the works is an offence which, on conviction, could lead to a fine of up to £1000.
  • In addition, a daily fine can be imposed for continued failure to carry out the work following prosecution.
  • We can carry out the work and recover its costs if the owner fails to do so.