Enforcement within the planning process is necessary in monitoring development and investigating potential breaches of planning control.
Stirling Council is empowered to not only investigate possible unauthorised developments but can also take any appropriate remedial action. The main areas of investigation involve unauthorised changes of use of land or buildings, work being carried out without planning permission and breaches of conditions attached to a planning permission.
Where possible the Enforcement Team will remedy unauthorised actions through negotiation rather than statutory action, perhaps by way of a retrospective application, or suggested alterations to an ongoing development. However, in cases where a breach has a detrimental impact, the Council can serve an Enforcement Notice, or even a Stop Notice requiring immediate cessation of activities.
The Council has produced a Planning Enforcement Charter which outlines the role of the Enforcement team within the planning system
If you are intending to apply for either a Provisional Premises Licence Application or a full Premises Licence Application, please read the following for general information and an application form.
Enforcement Notice Register Summary
Aspects of the Enforcement Register can now be accessed electronically via the Planning Portal. Should you require further detailed information in relation to an enforcement notice, the complete Enforcement Register is available to view at our offices between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm
We are located at:
Stirling Council, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7QA.
Should you have any comments or concerns regarding enforcement in general, these can be sent via e-mail.
Alternatively you can submit a Planning Enforcement Enquiry Investigation Request.
NB Planning permission is required for most development, and enforcement action can be taken if work is being carried out without permission. Any enquiry/complaint shall be dealt with in confidence, however if a criminal case is sent to the Procurator Fiscal your details would require to be disclosed.