The enforcement and monitoring functions are integral to the planning service which manages land-use and built development in the National Park.
What We Do
Our Enforcement Officer investigates possible breaches of planning control and seeks remedial action where necessary, and our Monitoring Officer checks that planning permissions are being complied with.
Planning permission is needed for most building works or other operations including alterations to buildings and changes in the use of land. Listed Building Consent is needed for any works (including internal) that affect the character of a listed building and Consent to Display an Advertisement is needed for many types of signage.
If the appropriate permission or consent is not obtained then there may be a breach of planning control or even an offence.
Enforcement is largely complaint or inquiry driven but Monitoring is directed specifically at those developments that have permission.
Owners and developers are responsible for complying with the approved plans and planning conditions and must send in notices to inform us when they intend to begin work and when work is completed. This enables us to monitor the development being undertaken in the National Park.
For more information see our advice leaflet A Guide to Planning Enforcement and Monitoring.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a breach of planning control?
- What powers are available to the National Park Authority?
- How do I register a
- How can I find out more about planning enforcement?
All enquiries relating to enforcement or the monitoring of approved development should be addressed to:
Sue Laverge, Enforcement Officer or Ed Swales, Monitoring Officer,
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, Planning Services, Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG.
We are committed to providing an excellent service to our customers and our Enforcement Charter provides details of our enforcement service standards.