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New planning enforcement strategy and charter open for public consultation

Published Thursday 3 June, 2021
Last updated on Thursday 3 June, 2021

People are being asked to have their say on how Swale Borough Council deals with breaches of planning permission.

The council has launched a consultation on a new strategy and service charter for its planning enforcement service.

The strategy sets out how the council wants to protect the borough’s built and natural environment from unlawful developments. It includes identifying priority issues for the service and explains what action can be taken.

The charter explains how the planning enforcement process works, to help people and partners like parish councils understand how investigations are carried out.

Cllr Mike Baldock, cabinet member for planning at the council, said:

“It’s important to us that the services we offer meet the public’s expectations, so we want to know what people think of the strategy.

“We have made some suggestions for how it can be improves, but we want to know what people would like to see from our planning enforcement services and how we can improve them.”

The consultation on the planning enforcement strategy and charter are running until Monday, 5 July.

To view the proposed charter visit

Comments can be emailed to or posted to:

Planning Technicians

Swale House

East Street



ME10 3HT