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Planning enforcement

Report a breach of planning

You can report works that have taken place without the correct permissions and we will investigation.

When reporting a breach of planning please provide as much information as possible.

Report a breach of planning

The planning enforcement team investigates and takes action against:

  • unlawful developments
  • non-compliance with planning conditions
  • other breaches of planning legislation

Certain works or changes of use may not require planning permission. Where permission is not required, or where planning legislation permits the works, we will not be able to take enforcement action.

We do not investigate:

  • neighbour disputes
  • land boundaries or ownership disputes
  • works to party walls
  • smells, noise and pollution
  • fly-tipping
  • use or development on highways or pavements
  • dangerous structures
Notice of vehicles seized
Date of seizureNoticeClaim deadline
20 July 2018 Vehicle seizure notice (PDF) [72KB] (opens new window) 10 Aug 2018

Communities and Environment Enforcement Policy

Contact us

Enforcement Team
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 7225
enforcement@gateshead.gov.uk