Planning Enforcement policy
Our Planning Enforcement policy is now set out within the Development Management Policies document. This document forms an important part of the new Local Plan.
Untidy land protocol
The following documents outline our approach to dealing with untidy land.
Untidy land protocol (pdf - 212kb)
Untidy land flow diagram (pdf - 105kb)
Enquires dealt with by other services and agencies
The list below is a sample of the type of other potential enforcement issues which are handled by other services/agencies because different legislative powers apply:
- Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Environmental Health Service: noise disturbance complaints; nuisance complaints; light pollution; smell nuisance; Travellers issues; housing conditions/facilities
- Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Building Control Service: dangerous structures; building drainage/stability issues
- Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Legal & Democratic Services: 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 our 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 Place Development, at the Town Hall. You will be contacted within 10 working days with either a full response to your complaint or an indication of the time within which a detailed response will be made.