Planning Enforcement Policy
The Council's Planning Enforcement Policy is now set out within the Development Management Policies Document Pre-Submission Draft. This document will form an important part of the new Local Plan and is at an advanced stage of production.
Untidy Land Protocol
The following documents outline the Council's approach to dealing with untidy land.
Untidy Land Protocol (pdf - 212kb)
Untidy Land Flow Diagram (pdf - 105kb)
Enquires dealt with by other departments and agencies
The list below is a sample of the type of other potential ‘enforcement’ issues which are handled by other Departments/Agencies because different legislative powers apply:
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Environmental Health Department: Noise disturbance complaints; Nuisance complaints; Light pollution; Smell Nuisance; Travellers issues; Housing conditions/facilities
- Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Building Control Department: Dangerous structures; Building drainage/stability issues
- Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Legal & Estates Department: EEBC land ownership enquiries/disputes
- Surrey County Council: Waste tipping and waste disposal; Minerals
- Surrey County Council: Works within, or affecting, the public highway and pavement areas:
Surrey County Council
Kingston upon Thames
Complaints about enforcement action
If you feel that we have failed to apply the principles contained in this policy in your case, you should complain first to the officer concerned.
If you are unable to satisfactorily resolve your complaint, you should write to the Head of Development, at the Town Hall. You will be contacted within 5 working days with either a full response to your complaint or, if the situation is complicated, an indication of the time within which a detailed response will be made.