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Monitoring and Enforcement Help

  1. Does the County Council monitor planning permissions?

  2. What incidents are the County Council interested in?

  3. How can I complain about a breach of planning control?

  4. Will my identity be kept confidential?

  5. What action can the Council take?

  6. What are monitoring fees?

  7. What is minerals and waste planning?

1: Does the County Council monitor planning permissions?

The County Council carries out regular monitoring of over 250 permitted sites in Hampshire to ensure that operations are being carried out in accordance with planning permissions (and the conditions and legal agreements attached to them). Where planning permission was granted subject to the submission of additional information (e.g. details of the colour of a building or of an access) the County Council ensures that these details are submitted and are acceptable.

Monitoring and enforcement duties are set out in the County Council’s Development Control Charter Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 116kb. This requires that all active minerals and waste sites are to be visited at least four times a year, inactive sites at least once a year, and complaints responded to within two days. The frequency of visits is dependent on the complexity of the operations; the stage they have reached; the need to monitor particular activities; and the available staff resources.

2: What incidents are the County Council interested in?

If you suspect that the following planning breaches or any others may be occurring please contact us with information such as vehicle markings and registration and the times the activities occurred. We can also accept formal complaints online.

You can also contact your Parish or District Council or local Councillor who will pass your comments onto the County Council.

3: How can I complain about a breach of planning control?

If you consider that a breach of planning control is occurring at a minerals or a waste site, or a minerals or waste activity is occurring without planning permission, you should contact a monitoring officer, or use our online complaints form.

Breaches of planning control should be reported as soon as possible. This will allow the County Council to investigate and remedy the problem without delay. Any complaints received, whether it concerns permitted sites or unauthorised activity, will be investigated and the complainant will receive a response explaining what, if any, action has or will be taken. Enforcement action may be taken where appropriate to remedy a breach of planning control.

4: Will my identity be kept confidential?

The identity of complainants will always be confidential unless the circumstances of the case make confidentiality impossible. If circumstances arises where details have to be disclosed (e.g. in Court) the Council will contact you first.

5: What action can the Council take?

If further action is required it will be through one of the below routes:

For further help see Monitoring and Enforcement Help

6. What are monitoring fees?

New regulations governing fees for the monitoring of mining and landfill sites (the Town & Country Planning (Fees for Applications and deemed applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006) have been introduced. These Regulations were approved by Parliament on 28 March 2006 and came into force on 6 April 2006.

The Regulations provide for the payment of a fee to Mineral and Waste Planning Authorities in England for monitoring of mining and landfill permissions. The fee is paid by the operator / owner of the site.

More information on monitoring fees is available on our website. Further information is available from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

7. What is minerals and waste planning?

Careful planning of minerals supply and waste management facilities is essential to enable the delivery of sustainable development, and manage potential impacts on the surrounding communities and the environment. Minerals and Waste planning involves preparing planning policy and the determination of planning applications for minerals and waste developments. In Hampshire, this includes sites for the extraction of sand and gravel, clay, chalk, oil and gas and waste developments such as recycling, composting, transfer, recovery, processing and landfill sites.

 

Contact Us

Email: planning@hants.gov.uk

County Planning
Environment Department
Elizabeth II Court West
The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UD

Phone us on 0845 603 5634
(Contact Centre - Hantsdirect)

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