EALING ranks fourth in a national list of local authorities receiving planning breach complaints.

Research by GetAgent puts the borough behind only City of Westminster, Birmingham and Hammersmith and Fulham.

There were 6,092 complaints in the period studied (2016-20), with 927 cases where action was taken or enforcement notices served.

Colby Short, founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk said: “A planning breach in itself is not illegal.

“However, if the breach involved a previously-rejected development, the council can issue an enforcement notice, which requires you to reference any changes.

“It is illegal to disobey an enforcement notice unless it is successfully appealed. A person guilty is liable to an unlimited fine.

“Having authorised planning permission on your home can increase the value of the property and encourage a quicker sale.”