From 18th May 2020, all permissions where the legislation allows us to will now be granted with an additional year extension, thus allowing a four year period within which to commence the consent for full applications and for outlines allowing an additional year for submission of Reserved Matters. The Council feels that this approach to extend the life of permissions we are issuing now may help in the longer term to aid recovery.
Where it is considered appropriate to impose longer or shorter time scales, we will still continue to do so, this will be assessed on a case by case basis.
These changes do not affect approvals which have or are about to expire where it has not been able to commence – we are waiting for primary legislation on this. We would be happy to work with you to attempt to find ways to enable permissions to continue to be enacted. Should either situation apply to you, please contact us.