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Planning enforcement and monitoring

The monitoring and enforcement role of Cambridgeshire County Council relates specifically to 'county matters' and is to do with the control of mineral and waste sites. The council is also the planning authority for the County Council's own development, such as new schools and transportation schemes, under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992.


Enforcement action may be required where development has taken place without the benefit of planning permission or a condition imposed on a planning permission has not been implemented or whose implementation is incomplete.

The objectives of enforcement action are to bring the unauthorised activity under control and to remedy the undesirable effects of unauthorised development.

Where breaches of planning control are identified the council has a discretionary power to take enforcement action when it is satisfied that this course of action is in the public interest.

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Reporting breaches of planning control

If you consider that a breach of planning control is occurring at a mineral or a waste site, or a minerals or waste activity is occurring at an unauthorised site, you can report a breach using the online form below.

This will allow the council to investigate and seek to deal with the problem without delay. Any complaints received will be logged and investigated accordingly and the complainant will receive a response explaining what, if any, action has or will be taken.

Cambridgeshire County Council has prepared a Enforcement Plan which sets out how the council will go about achieving planning compliance at mineral extraction and processing and waste management sites.

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