At this time we are doing all we can to continue to deliver the Planning Service and I would like to assure you that the team remain committed to providing the best possible service in the circumstances. Our officers are still available to help and advise, you can get in touch using the details on the Key Contacts page below.
In addition, with immediate effect, all permissions where the legislation allows us to will now have a four year period within which to commence the consent. I realise that this does not deal with approvals about to expire where you have not been able to commence - we are waiting for primary legislation on this, but the Council feels that to extend the life of permissions we are issuing now may help in the longer term to aid recovery.
The receipt and validation of planning applications will be smoother if you use the Planning Portal for submission electronically rather than sending paper copies, as this might take longer to handle dependent upon the resources available at our offices. Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption of the service we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.
Assistant Director - Planning