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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.

Where an unimplemented planning application which was due to lapse between 19 August 2020 and 31 December 2020 will automatically be extended to 1 May 2021; there is no further approval required. Where an unimplemented planning application which expired between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 will be extended to 1 May 2021, subject to an Additional Environmental Approval being granted.

All Listed Building Consents which expire between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be extended to 1 May 2021.  Listed Building Consents will not be subject to a requirement to obtain Additional Environmental Approval.

More information on these measures, including the process for Additional Environmental Approval can be found in the planning practice guidance.

Until at least the end of the current lockdown period, it is the Council's intention to comply with the Secretary of State's request (in regard to our recently approved Local Development Orders) that we do not determine any of the condition discharge requests that would enable the LDOs to be relied upon. However, the Council will continue to receive, consult on and process applications to discharge such conditions particularly those concerned with the safe evacuation of sites but short of actually determining applications to approve such plans.

Thank you,

Mike Gildersleeves, Assistant Director - Planning

We deal with most types of planning applications, from validation to decision. However, a small number are dealt with by Lincolnshire County Council, including mining and waste applications and those which relate to schools.
Here you'll find links to forms, fees and information relating to making a planning application:
Our Planning Team are happy to help you with any enquiry you may have - get in touch using the details below.
You can get advice from a planning officer if you are thinking of making a planning application. This lets you find out whether we are likely to support your application, before you submit it.
The public are welcome to sit and watch the Planning Committee, however they must not speak or disrupt the meeting.
Planning permission is granted subject to conditions that must be complied with for the development to be lawful.
Here you can find information about works you can do to your house or within the curtilage of your house.
Offshore and Onshore elements
Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allows a local planning authority (LPA) to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a landowner in association with the granting of planning permission. The obligation is termed a Section 106 Agreement.
Here you'll find pages relating to all planning notices we've issued in the last six months
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and keep an up-to-date deliverable five year housing land supply.
The purpose of the adopted Coastal Local Development Order is to assist holiday parks within the defined Coastal Zone with their recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19 as well as encouraging the broader economic regeneration of the area.