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Service Disruption

Community Access Points

Community Access Points in East Lindsey are closed.  We have moved the Access Point teams into our Call Centre to help deal with the increased number of calls from residents and businesses requiring our services.  Should you require access to our services please use this website or call 01507 601111.

Council and Committee Meetings

Following the end of the Coronavirus Act, it was announced that council decision making meetings would have to return to being held in person.

This means that members of the public will once again be able to attend council meetings in person. However, due to limited room capacity, we ask that residents follow meetings via YouTube, where they will continue to be broadcast live. Our YouTube channel can be found here.

Should you wish to attend a Council meeting in person, please note that spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Planning

The Government has signalled that, when the current crisis subsides, the development industry will have a vital role in kick starting the economy and boosting demand. Therefore, the Government is urging local planning authorities to put arrangements in place that keep them open for business. We agree wholeheartedly with that policy. Therefore, we will be pleased to continue receiving, processing and determining applications as quickly as possible.

If planning applications are submitted electronically and through the Planning Portal that will help us validate and acknowledge them quickly. Our website has details of how you can  do this: www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/MakingAnApplication. Paper planning applications will also continue to be dealt with, although, as I'm sure you will appreciate, this process is more complicated and potentially a little slower than usual. Our officers remain available to help and can be reached on direct dial telephone numbers using the Key Contacts page on our website (https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/Planning) and general enquires continue to be dealt with during normal office hours on: 01507 613175 / 613176.

Although Tedder Hall is closed to visitors, the individual case officers that you are dealing with continue to be accessible on their normal email addresses. Site visits are continuing where there is no risk to the public or our officers, but site meetings with householders and agents will not take place. We are seeking to reduce the need for site notices, to reduce both officer time on sites and the necessary administration behind their preparation. Senior officers have been granted special powers to make decisions following the need to cancel Planning Committee meetings; this will help us keep on top of decision-making.

The message we want you to hear loud and clear is that we will continue to do our best to promote sustainable development and economic growth in East Lindsey despite the difficulties we all face tackling Covid-19.