Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be delays in the time taken for determining planning applications. Where possible, it is asked that applicants submit new applications electronically (i.e. via the Planning Portal, or email firstname.lastname@example.org). It would be helpful if you are able to provide photographs of the site and area for development, in order to reduce the need for planning officers to visit the site in person.
Following the office closure, applications submitted via the post will only be picked up intermittently, and delays will be inevitable as a result.
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Due to the effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic, there has been some temporary changes to planning law. Certain permissions and consents that were due to expire in 2020 (post-lockdown) have now been extended.
For Planning permission (including outline permission) that was due to commence between 19 August and 31 December 2020, these have been automatically extended until the 1 May 2021, and no further action is required. However, if your planning permission or outline planning permission was due to have commenced on a date between 23 March 2020 and 18 August 2020, you will first need to apply for an Additional Environmental Approval.
Listed Building Consent that was due to commence between 23 March and 31 December 2020, has been automatically extended until the 1 May 2021, and no further action is required.
A new fast-track system has been introduced, which will allow an applicant to apply to extend construction working hours on a development site, where this is currently subject to a planning condition.