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The planning system protects the environment, helps meet the needs of the local community, and supports the economy. It does this by ensuring that new developments are appropriate. Where planning controls are not enforced, detrimental development can occur.

Local councils depend on members of the public to be their 'eyes and ears' on breaches of planning control. They may not know about problems unless you tell them. If you are concerned that a new development doesn't have planning permission, or is in breach of its planning conditions, the information here will help you contact your council.

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