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 2020/21 was 5,366. There were 297 notices served and two reports to the Procurator Fiscal. No cases resulted in prosecution.