If the Local Planning Authority considers that the condition of land or buildings is having a harmful effect on the area they may serve a Notice under Section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The Notice may require certain steps to be undertaken by the owner of the land to remedy its condition. Failure to comply with a Section 215 Notice is an offence that could be the subject of a prosecution. In addition, the Local Planning Authority have the power to enter the land, carry out the work and charge the cost of such work to the landowner, which may also involve a financial charge on the land. There is the right of appeal to the courts against such notices.