Common queries

We often received queries that do not relate to Planning Enforcement. The table outlines these common enquires and the correct action to take.

 

Enquiry

Who would handle this enquiry?

Party wall matters

It is not a City Council matter. Please discuss with adjoining owner. Advice can be found on GOV.UK

Boundary disputes

It is not a City Council matter. Check your title deeds for the property or Land Registry

Land ownership

It is not a City Council matter, unless relates to a City Council owned property, for these queries, contact the Gloucester City Council's Property team. For all other queries, check your title deeds for the property or Land Registry

Breach of covenant It is not a City Council matter. This is a land ownership matter, we advise you contact your solicitor. 
Dangerous structures in the public realm Contact Building Control, hosted by Stroud District Council. Information on how to report a dangerous structure.
Internal works to a house or flat, eg moving internal walls

Contact Building Control, hosted by Stroud District Council. 

If the property is listed, internal works may require listed building consent. View details of listed buildings.

Structural stability of a building or wall

Contact Building Control, hosted by Stroud District Council. 

Vehicle repairs on the Public Highway/Highways obstructions

It is not a City Council matter. Report it to Gloucestershire County Council Highways team.

Adverts on the public highway/Highway’s furniture – Highways obstruction

Report it Gloucestershire County Council Highways team. They have powers to remove A boards on the highway that are causing an obstruction. 

Site safety/security of site/sanitation on site/Personal Protective Equipment on construction sites

It is not a City Council matter. Contact Health & Safety Executive.

Fly Posting and Fly Tipping

Use the City Council report it form

Using a site for waste disposal, storage of waste, sorting of recycled material

It is not a City Council matter. If it is a new breach please use the Report it to Gloucestershire County Council.

Pollution of a watercourse e.g. disposal of waste into a watercourse

Contact Environment Agency 

Complaints relating noise associated with building works or DIY activity at a domestic property

 

Use the City Council report it form

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