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Section 14 Annex - Enforcement Tools

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This annex to the Development Management Manual provides additional technical guidance on planning enforcement controls in Wales.

Effective enforcement underpins the whole DM function ensuring that unacceptable development does not prevent the delivery of the vision for the LPA set out in the development plan.

Welsh Office Circular 24/97: Enforcing Planning Control: Legislative Provisions and Procedural Requirements sets out the legislative tools available to address unauthorised development.

This annex contains procedural guidance for new planning enforcement tools introduced in Wales through the commencement of Sections 32, 43, 44, 45 and 46 of the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and the commencement of Section 52 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, which introduced the Temporary Stop Notices.

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