One of the South Hams District Council’s key corporate aims is to provide and safeguard an attractive built and natural environment. Planning enforcement, in association with other Council enforcement functions, contribute to the Corporate Enforcement Policy which has a key role to play in achieving this aim. The Council take breaches of planning control seriously, particularly if it is either done intentionally, or results in significant harm.
Although it will try to negotiate solutions where this is appropriate and possible, it will use the powers available to take formal action where necessary and in a way proportionate to the harm caused by any breach.
For more information see the South Hams ‘Planning Guide – Enforcement Procedures’