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 (Section 50), please read the following for general information and a Section 50 application form.
Enforcement Notice Register Summary
Aspects of the Enforcement Register can now be accessed electronically via the Planning Portal. A Summary of the Enforcement Register has been produced and is updated monthly. 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
You can submit a Planning Enforcement Enquiry Investigation Request.