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 email@example.com). 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, planning law has been temporarily changed. Existing planning permissions (including outline permission) and listed building consents that had a time limit for implementation between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 have now been automatically extended until 1 May 2021.
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.
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.