Planning compliance and enforcement

Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, Central Government has ordered the temporary relaxation of some planning rules to help minimise supply chain problems in key sectors. Some of these changes will affect our residents and businesses. These changes currently include:

• Planning controls will be temporarily relaxed to change the use of pubs and restaurants to hot food takeway and delivery services. 

• Planning permissions will be temporarily relaxed for premises involved in the sale, distribution and delivery of food and other essential supplies.  Breaches of permitted delivery hours for these premises are unlikely to be enforced for the duration of the outbreak.  

The Council will update these changes as more occur. 

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.