Planning enforcement

We are the planning enforcement authority for minerals development in East Sussex. The district and borough and councils also have some responsibility for waste matters but any minerals or waste queries including reporting potential breaches, should start with us.

We can take action to stop works and restore land to its previous condition where:

  • waste or minerals development or operations are taking place without planning permission
  • the terms of planning permission already granted are being breached.

All other breaches of planning control, including development by the County Council, are the responsibility of the relevant district or borough council.

You can find out what our enforcement powers are, what tools we use to deal with breaches of planning control and use our online form to report a potential breach, by following the links above.