The enforcement provisions of the Localism Act will become effective on 6 April 2012.
- Full details of the new provisions and their effects.
- There are also transitional provisions in place.
Dave Westhead, Chair of NAPE, said:
"The changes will strengthen the enforcement function for Local Planning Authorities and will allow action to be taken against developers who deliberately conceal breaches in order to circumnavigate the system, as well as stopping delays caused by the submission of multiple appeals.
NAPE welcomes the addition enforcement powers which will be available to its members, and also welcomes the Government's recognition of the importance of the enforcement function in maintaining public confidence in, and ensuring the integrity of, the planning system."
Find out more about NAPE, the National Association for Planning Enforcement, and how to join.