Planning compliance and enforcement


The Council’s Compliance and Enforcement Team is part of the Development, Economic and Cultural Services Division. The Compliance and Enforcement Team is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of breaches of planning control, listed building control and advertisement control, reports of untidy land, tree preservation, and proactive development monitoring.

Compliance and enforcement enquiries can be made to us either:

Further information about Planning Enforcement in North Kesteven can be found in the download section.


Information on injunctions for sites can be found here

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North Kesteven District Council has successfully applied for an injunction that strictly prohibits unauthorised encampments at its ONE NK leisure facility in North Hykeham, as well as the health centres and North Kesteven School that share the site.

The injunction, which carries a power of arrest, was approved by a High Court judge on Thursday, May 16. It takes immediate affect and follows on from a recent encampment by a group of travellers, the fourth in four years.

It seeks to prevent the harms caused by previous encampments, protect all people using the One NK site from any further harm or abuse, and protect valuable public facilities for the benefit of our communities.

Anyone who contravenes this injunction is liable to be arrested and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.  

Since June 2015, the One NK leisure centre car park has been affected by unauthorised encampments on four occasions, creating substantial negative impacts on the One NK leisure centre, its employees and members of the public. They have also affected North Kesteven School and the adjoining health centres.

Problems arising from these encampments include abuse of people using the site, including site employees, school students and members of the public; fly tipping and littering, theft and criminal damage.

The court process required to evict these encampments, and the clean up operations required afterwards, are costly and can take several days.  The encampments also have a detrimental impact on people being able to use our public leisure centre, which is an important asset used by our communities.

The Council’s main priority in seeking the injunction is to protect users of the site from harm.  This injunction will also enable any future incursions can be dealt with quickly and robustly, whilst ensuring the availability and quality of our public leisure facilities.

Encampments by the A17 near Beckingham

On 3rd February 2022, following a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, an injunction was granted in relation to land North of the A17 and East of River Witham, Beckingham.

This injunction seeks to restrict several defendants, listed in the Order, from carrying out development on this land with the exception of works listed in the Order itself.