North East Lincolnshire Council

A guide to planning enforcement

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Learn about the planning enforcement function, report unauthorised works, view the register of enforcement notices and monitor the status of an enforcement case

Planning Enforcement is a discretionary function used to ensure that planning development is carried out in accordance with approved planning permission and that any unauthorised development is brought under control in order to protect public interest. As such, we can take action if any development is carried out for which planning or other permission is required but not obtained or where conditions on a permission are not complied with.

Some types of planning control breaches are criminal offences such as carrying out unauthorised works to listed buildings or the display of advertisements without consent, although some advertisements benefit from deemed consent. Other development carried out without planning permission is not a criminal offence but it may expose the owner of the land to possible enforcement action.

Our aim is to control unauthorised development within North East Lincolnshire and we will make full use of the powers available to us to achieve this. However, we will always aim to strike the right balance when assessing whether it is appropriate to take formal enforcement action. In order to determine the level of action that we take we refer to our Planning and Highways Enforcement Manual.

How to report a planning breach or unauthorised works

If you are aware of a suspected breach of planning control you can report it in a number of ways:

  • by email
  • in writing
  • by telephone

Please note that all reported breaches will be treated in the strictest confidence, we will not reveal your identity as your personal information is covered under both the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

Please use the contact details below to report a breach.

When reporting a breach of planning control the following information should be provided as fully as possible:

  • Your name, address, email address and telephone number
  • The location and precise address if possible where the alleged breach is occurring
  • The landowner or occupier’s name if known
  • The nature of the alleged breach of planning control
  • How the breach of control is affecting yourself or neighbours and residents in the locality
  • The approximate period of time or first date from which the alleged breach occurred or became known to you

The amount of information you give may help to determine how we quickly we take formal enforcement action. Failure to supply critical information may slow or prevent an effective investigation of the alleged breach.

When a breach is reported it will be prioritised in accordance with the guidelines set out in our Planning and Highway Enforcement Manual.

Examples of typical breaches of Planning Control

Carrying out development (construction) without planning permission

  • For example: constructing an extension which is not permitted development; erecting a fence over 2 metres (or 1 metre by a highway); installing security shutters to a shop

Carrying out development (change of use) without planning permission

  • For example: converting an office to a shop; converting a family house to bedsits and (in some cases); conducting a business from home

Failing to comply with a planning condition (breach of condition)

  • For example: failing to implement a landscaping scheme; operating a shop outside agreed hours

Carrying out unauthorised works to a listed building

  • For example: installing uPVC double glazing without listed building consent

Displaying an advertisement without consent

  • For example: installing an illuminated advertisement or poster hoarding

The Planning Enforcement Plan

The Planning Enforcement Plan available in the related downloads section, outlines the procedures used by North East Lincolnshire Council when responding to complaints about possible breaches of planning control and what you can expect from us.

We are required to keep a register of all enforcement and stop notices issued.

This on-line register contains:

  • Details of notices issued by us since 1st December 2001
  • The address of the property to which the notice relates (alphabetical order)
  • A description of the breach of planning control
  • The date the notice was issued/served
  • Details of the type of notice issued (e.g. breach of condition notice, enforcement notice, listed building consent notice)

Enforcement notice

There are various courses of action available to an enforcement officer, however the most common action is to use an Enforcement Notice. Enforcement Notices are documents served by us that require the use of the land to stop and / or any buildings or structures that do not have planning permission to be removed or permission applied for. To issue the notice, we must find out the names of all the owners and occupiers of the property and make sure they are served the notice. The notice itself has to be precise as to what action we want taken and by what date.

There are rights of appeal to the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the notices can be challenged if they are inaccurate.

Breach of condition notice

When conditions relating to an approved planning permission are being disregarded, we can serve a Breach of Condition Notice on the developer or occupier. If this is not complied with, we can take legal action. There are no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against a Breach of Condition Notice. Where appropriate the Council will use this procedure in preference to serving an Enforcement Notices.

Once authorisation has been given to serve the notice we will advise the owner and / or occupier of the land affected in writing of our decision and give them an opportunity to cease the breach before the notice is served.

We will inform the person who reported the breach when the notice has been served, what action is required and when it has to be complied with.

If the unauthorised development remains in place after the notice becomes effective, we will start legal action as soon as possible and the complainant will be kept informed of the outcome of any prosecution. As a last resort the Council will consider carrying out works itself to remedy the breach.

To view the breach of condition notices issued by us since 1 December 2001, please click on the relevant area below and then the specific address you wish to view.

Ashby cum Fenby – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Willow Lakes (Ashby Hill Top Farm) Barton Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 14 February 2014)

Aylesby – Breach of condition notices

  • There are currently no breach of condition notices served on this area

Barnoldby le Beck – Breach of condition notices

  • There are currently no breach of condition notices served on this area

Brigsley – Breach of condition notices

  • There are currently no breach of condition notices served on this area

Cleethorpes – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land and premises at Hewitt’s Circus Service Station, Humberston Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded September 2008)

11-12-15 Heythrop Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 22nd June 2011)

Land off Highgate (Former Thrunscoe Infants School) (PDF) -breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 7 August 2013)

Land off Highgate (Former Thrunscoe Infants School) (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 10 February 2014)

Land adjacent to 27 Humber Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 2 March 2010)

24 Seaford Road, Cleethorpes (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 14 March 2012)

Great Coates – Breach of condition notices

  • There are currently no breach of condition notices served on this area

Grimsby – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Cambridge Street (Aldi Stores Ltd) (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 28 June 2011)

152 Clee Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 16 February 2010)

34 Dudley Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 28 February 2014)

11 Eastern Inway (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 15 January 2014)

The Holly’s, 22 Heneage Road, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 2 October 2013)

318 Heneage Road, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 7 October 2010)

98 Lambert Road, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 21 September 2011)

34-36 Louth Road, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 26 January 16)

97-99 Littlefield Lane (Sainsbury’s Local) Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 18 October 2011)

11-12 Old Market Place, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 6 August 2010)

Netherwood Paddock, Bradley Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 19 February 2010)

Land and premises at 196 Oxford Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded December 2008)

Great Coates Motors, Estate Road 5, South Humberside Industrial Estate, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 10 January 2012)

14-16 Victoria Street, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 9 September 2011)

120 Victoria Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 19 February 2010)

11 Waltham Road, Scartho (PDF) – beach of Condition Notice (uploaded 19 February 2010)

263-269 Willingham Street (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 11 June 2012)

4 Woad Lane (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 17 February 2016)

Habrough – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

The Former Coal Yard, Brocklesby Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded May 2008)

Hatcliffe – Breach of condition notices

  • There are currently no breach of condition notices served on this area

Healing – Breach of condition notices

Healing Manor House, Stallingborough Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 9 July 2010)

Humberston – Breach of condition notices

10 Eastfield, Humberston (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 17 March 2011)

130 Humberston Fitties, Humberston (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 18 July 2012)

130 Humberston Fitties, Humberston (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 18 July 2012)

Wilton Road, (Abey Furnishing Co. Ltd.), Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 20 May 2010)

Wilton Road (Premier Window Systems Grimsby Ltd) Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 10 May 2011)

Wilton Road (Abey Furnishing Co Ltd) Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 22 June 2011)

Immingham – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land known as 395 Pelham Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 5 January 2010)

385 Pelham Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 2 July 2013)

Laceby – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Lillys Tea Rooms, 1 High Street, Laceby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 29 February 2012)

148 Caistor Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 16 June 2015)

New Waltham – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

29 Peaks Avenue, New Waltham (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 9 July 2012)

91, Peaks Lane, New Waltham (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 21 December 2011)

Station Mews (Plots 5, 6 & 7) Station Road (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 28 June 2011)

rear of 126 Station Road (Station Mews) (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 28 June 2011)

Waltham – Breach of condition notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

land at 117 Barnoldby Road, Waltham (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 23 August 2010)

Cheapside (Waltham Airfield), Waltham, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 12 April 2012)

Cheapside, (Waltham Airfield), Waltham, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 7 March 2012)

75 High Street, Waltham, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 11 January 2013)

75 High Street, Waltham ( Mumbai Blues) (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 27 March 2015)

93, High Street, Waltham, Grimsby (PDF) – breach of Condition Notice (uploaded 2 Sept 11)

List of all enforcement notices issued since December 2001

To view the enforcement notices issued by us since 1 December 2001, please click on the relevant area below and then the specific address you wish to view.

Ashby cum Fenby – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land and buildings (stable) lying to the south east of Ashby Hill (B1203) (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for change of use (uploaded 6 November 2014)

The Hall (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded March 2002)

Whitsend Farm, Thoroughfare (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for change of use (uploaded 22 October 2010)

Land at Whitsend Farm, Thoroughfare (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for change of use and operational development (uploaded 4 March 2013)

Aylesby – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

6 Main Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded November 2006)

The Francis Willmer McAulay Memorial Cottages, Aylesby Lane (PDF) – Enforcement Notice affecting a Listed Building (uploaded 2 March 2010)

Barnoldby le Beck – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land to rear of 3 Beck Farm Mews (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded April 2003)

Land at 2 Main Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded April 2002)

Land to rear of “The Brambles”, Waltham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development and material change of use (uploaded September 2007)

Land at Becklands Lodge, Barnoldby le Beck (PDF) –  Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 8 January 2015)

Cleethorpes – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

30 Alexandra Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 26 March 2014)

41 Alexandra Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice affecting a Listed Building (uploaded April 2002)

44 Alexandra Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice affecting a Listed Building (uploaded 22 April 2013)

Land to rear of 45 Alvingham Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Material Change of Use (uploaded 7 October 2009)

37 Bursar Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded December 2008)

Land at 14 Hardy’s Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 16 April 2009)

1A High Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded March 2002)

6 High Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 6 December 2011)

Land at 18 Humber Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded March 2007)

Land at 20 Humber Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2003)

Land at 191 Humberston Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded August 2008)

Land at 195 Humberston Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2002)

Land at 9 Lindum Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 7 July 2009)

Land at 25 Lindum Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for material change of use (uploaded 12 February 2010)

16 Market Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 17 July 2014)

Land at 31 Market Street(PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 5 August 2010)

75 Normandy Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2008)

8 North Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2008)

Land at 111 Oxford Street(PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2007)

Land at 143 Park Street(PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2008)

Land at 143 Park Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for material change of use (uploaded November 2008)

Land at 143 Park Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice(uploaded February 2002)

17 Sea View Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 8 October 2013)

Great Coates – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

57 Newbury Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded May 2007)

Land, which is a passageway, between 9 and 10 Cooks Lane (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 13 August 2009)

Grimsby – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land at 91 Abbey Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2006)

The Old Coach House, 1 Bethlehem Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 13 July 2011)

Land at Netherwood Paddock, Bradley Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 23 November 2010)

Land at the rear of 1 Buller Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded December 2008)

Land and property at 1 Carlton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded December 2001)

Land at 1 Carnaby Grove (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded June 2002)

Land at 2a Carnarvon Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded March 2002)

84a Cartergate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 26 August 2010)

Land at Killearn, Clee Village, Old Clee (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 25 November 2013)

Land and premises at 42 Cyrano Way (PDF) – Enforcement Notice (uploaded January 2002)

Land at 28 Eleanor Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2009)

Land at 28 Eleanor Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded November 2006)

44, Fallowfield Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 27 October 2010)

6 Faulding Way (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded May 2007)

The ground floor of the property at 94 Gilbey Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 29 June 2009)

233 Ladysmith Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2008)

Land at 34 Lambert Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Material Change of Use (uploaded 23 April 2010)

Land at Littlefields, Littlefield Lane (PDF) – Enforcement Notice (uploaded April 2002)

149 Nelson Way (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2009)

Land at 26 Orion Way (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2008)

Flat 1, 6 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 8 November 2011)

Flat 2, 6 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 8 November 2011)

Flat 3, 6 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 8 November 2011)

6 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 8 November 2011)

8 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 8 November 2011)

Land at 55 Peterhouse Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2006)

Land at 8 Portland Place (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 16 August 2010)

Land at 63 Shaw Drive (PDF) – Enforcement Notice (uploaded April 2002)

22 South Mary’s Gate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 26 August 2010)

350 St Nicholas Drive (Jubilee Inn) (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 1 October 2009)

Land at 40 Tonbridge Walk (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded December 2002)

Land at 56 Victoria Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2007)

Land to front of 11 Wallis Court, Scartho (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 17 October 2012)

Land at 51 Welholme Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 27 May 2010)

Land at 1 to 9 Wellowgate (odd numbers) (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (29 June 2009)

Land at 8-12 Wellowgate, Grimsby (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 22 October 2012)

Land at 212 Willingham Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2008)

Land at 212 Willingham Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded September 2006)

259 Yarborough Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 22nd June 2010) – Partial upload, please see full version uploaded 26 August 2010

259 Yarborough Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development – whole notice was served 22 June 2010, full version not appearing on website originally (uploaded 26 August 2010)

Habrough – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

  • There are currently no Enforcement Notices served on this area

Hatcliffe – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Cherry Tree Cottage, Main Road, Hatcliffe (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development – Listed building (uploaded 18 April 2011)

Healing – enforcement notices

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Healing Manor, Stallingborough Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (Uploaded 19 May 2010)

Humberston – enforcement notices

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Land at 74 Church Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 10 November 2009)

Land at 74 Church Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 10 November 2009)

Land at 19 Church Lane (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2007)

Land at 10 Eastfield (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded September 2008)

52 Humberston Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for unauthorised development (uploaded 23 February 2011)

Land at 52a First Main Road, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2006)

Land at 74 Second Avenue, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 26 May 2010)

Land at 76 First Main Road, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2006)

Land at 125 First Main Road, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2008)

Land at 126 First Main Road, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded February 2006)

190 Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 26 March 2014)

Land at 230 Ninth Avenue, Humberston Fitties (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2009)

Land at Thorpe Park (PDF) – Enforcement Notice (uploaded April 2002)

Land adjacent to 32 Wilton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 9 July 2010) – Withdrawn 1 September 2010

Land adjacent to 32 Wilton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 9 July 2010) – Withdrawn 1 September 2010

Land adjacent to 32 Wilton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 9 July 2010) – Withdrawn 1 September 2010

Land adjacent to Wilton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 27 October 2010)

Land South of Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 12 November 2010)

Land South of Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 12 November 2010)

Land South of Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 12 November 2010)

Land South of Wilton Road Industrial Estate (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 12 November 2010) – Withdrawn 8 November 2010

Land on south side of Wilton Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 25 November 2013)

Immingham – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land at Craikhill Avenue (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded March 2008)

22 Pelham Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded April 2013)

Land at 162 Pelham Road(PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded January 2008)

Land at 6 Thornbury Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded November 2006)

Laceby – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land and buildings east of Barton Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded 12 February 2010)

Land off Barton Street (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 12 February 2010)

New Waltham – enforcement notices

Simply click on the document relating to the address you are interested in.

Land at 7 Kaymile Close (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded October 2006)

Waltham – enforcement notices

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Land at 48 Archer Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for operational development (uploaded April 2003)

141 Grimsby Road (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Operational Development (uploaded 2 April 2012)

7 Marian Way (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded 2 January 2013)

Land at 2 Wheatfield Drive (PDF) – Enforcement Notice for Change of Use (uploaded May 2007)

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