Brent serves more Planning Enforcement Notices than any other council in England

Brent is our busiest borough for enforcement appeals. We help homeowners and developers who have fallen foul of the planning enforcement system. In some cases, we can work with the council to resolve enforcement problems. In others, we apply for retrospective planning permission. Often, we submit a planning appeal.

The main reason Brent is so busy for us is that it issues more enforcement notices each year that almost any other council in the country. 

After topping the tables in previous years, it ranked in third place in the year to June 2022, serving a total of 96 enforcement notices, or almost two per week. It came in just behind Westminster City Council, which served 130, and the London Borough of Barnet, which served 120. 

If you are facing enforcement action, it is very important that you seek professional advice. Enforcement Notices are very serious, sometimes requiring that you demolish part of your home.

Just Planning is an enforcement appeal specialist. If you receive an Enforcement Notice, contact one of our experienced planning consultants for free, impartial advice. You can email us at:

For more information on our enforcement appeals service, including a video with some guidance on enforcement appeals, check out our planning enforcement page

The government’s planning statistics can be viewed here.