Developers told to abide by rules

Published Tuesday 25 June 2019

Developers across the Harborough district have been told to ensure they are respecting residents and planning rules – or face action.

Harborough District Council has contacted all development sites in the Harborough district urging that they adhere to all conditions set out as part of planning permissions – such as permitted working hours.


Council officers will be monitoring sites to ensure developers are complying with regulations.

The move follows reports by residents in some areas that developers are working outside of permitted hours. The Council has also followed up reports of unauthorised signage put up by developers.

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, the Council’s lead on planning enforcement, said: “We have made it clear to developers that they are required to adhere to agreed conditions if carrying out work in local areas. We are proactively monitoring sites in the district and will take appropriate and proportionate action if necessary.”

If you have a concern about a development site you contact the Council’s enforcement team via the website