Planning enforcement

Our planning enforcement service deals with unauthorised building works and breaches of planning control. Where allegations have been made that a development has been carried out without the necessary consent(s) having first been obtained, we will investigate the development and seek to resolve any breaches of planning control that may have occurred. We will also investigate when conditions attached to a planning consent have not been complied with and can actively seek to enforce the terms of those conditions.

Reporting works

If you have any concerns about the development or use of land or buildings in your local area, you can report an issue online.

You can also write to us providing as much detail as you can about what your concerns are.

Planning Enforcement
Scottish Borders Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells
Melrose
TD6 0SA

Your complaint will be investigated and we will decide what course of action to take to resolve the matter.

Enforcement register

  • You can view enforcement cases from 2012 onwards using our online server, which allows you to search by keyword, reference number, postcode or address.
  • For details of enforcement notices prior to 2012 view the enforcement register which contains a list of addresses where there has been a breach of planning control.
Report works online View enforcement cases online Read the Planning and Building Standards Enforcement Charter and guide