Reporting suspected breaches of planning regulations

Members of our community play an important role in helping us identify and report suspected breaches of planning regulations that occur within the borough .The information below is intended to help you find out whether the required planning permission has already been obtained for a development and if not, how to report this to us.

How can I find out whether the required planning permission has already been obtained for a development?

Before reporting a suspected breach of planning regulations to us, please use our online planning application search tool to establish whether approval for the development has already been obtained.

Who can report a suspected breach of planning regulations?

Anyone can report a suspected planning breach of planning regulations. Groups such as Conservation Area Advisory Committees (CAACs) and Tenants' and Residents' Associations (TRAs) in Camden are particularly helpful with this, especially where developments concern the local environment, architecture or conservation.

How do I report a suspected breach of planning regulations?

If you believe that a development does not have the necessary approvals, you can:

When making a report it is a particularly helpful if you can provide as much information as possible (without putting yourself at risk), both about what is currently happening and what has happened in the past. Where possible, try to include all of the following:

  • dates of when activities or building work started
  • your contact details - we can't (and won't) investigate anonymous complaints
  • names and contact details of the owners or other people involved such as contractors, builders (if known)
  • photographs
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