Hundreds of planning breaches in Sheffield - but little enforcement

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Hundreds of planning breaches have been reported to Sheffield Council - but only a handful led to enforcement action, new figures show.

There were 436 occasions when planning rules were flouted in the past three years. But only 26 notices of enforcement were served. The council says 80 per cent of breaches are dealt with through negotiation and it ‘robustly investigates’ every one that is reported.