UK map of planning enforcement shows the South having the most breaches

A map of the UK with shaded areas in the North and South
Planning notices in the South were far higher than those in the North (Image credit: Getty Images)

New research has highlighted significant regional disparities in planning enforcement issues across England, with a marked difference between the North and South. 

Data analysed by Reveal from local authorities and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) shows that 3,928 enforcement notices were issued in the year ending March 2024, a 9.5% increase from the year ending March 2024.

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