9. Enforcement Activity
Enforcement covers the actions that can be taken when developments happen without permission or when conditions have not been followed. There can be a variety of actions that are taken. Authorities have powers to serve notices asking for more information about a development. They can stop a development that does not have permission, or where the development does not follow the conditions attached to the permission which was granted. The Authority can also issue a fixed penalty or refer the matter to the Procurator Fiscal.
The total number of enforcement cases taken up in 2019/20 was 5,625. There were 567 notices served, two reports to the Procurator Fiscal and two cases resulting in prosecution.