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Information Leaflet 10: A Guide to Enforcement
What Constitutes an Offence

The following are immediate offences and where they occur the Department will normally pursue court action, which often results in the conviction of and a criminal record for the offender.
  • Unauthorised works to or demolition of a listed building
  • Unauthorised demolition of an unlisted building within a Conservation Area
  • Non-compliance with conditions attached to listed building consent
  • Non-compliance with conditions attached to conservation area consent
  • Unauthorised display of an advertisement
  • Unauthorised works to trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order and/or within a conservation area
  • Non compliance with a submission notice, enforcement notice, breach of condition notice, stop notice, listed building enforcement notice or hazardous substances contravention notice
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