Planning enforcement investigates whether breaches of planning control have taken place and, where breaches are found, takes action to resolve them in the most appropriate way.
Carrying out work without planning permission is not a criminal offence. However, if unauthorised works take place and formal action is taken against you then, unless you correct the situation, a criminal offence can result.
There most common reasons for the Authority taking enforcement action are:
When unauthorised works are found, the Authority can:
Where possible, the Authority always prefers to settle matters by negotiation, which is always the quickest route.
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has now adopted the above policy.