In an unprecedented step to attempt to limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 the UK Government announced a lockdown on 23 March. At a stroke life in the UK was profoundly altered in many respects.

In response the planning sector, like most other areas, has had to make significant adjustments to move to new ways of working for the foreseeable future and allow business to continue. This second Knights COVID-19 planning update provides a summary of the evolving situation.

This note follows on from our 25 March planning update and covers the following topics:

  • Permitted Development Rights
  • Planning Applications and delegation of decisions
  • Virtual Planning Committees
  • Planning Appeals
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Section 106 Agreements
  • Judicial Review
  • Local Plans
  • Construction site working hours

All of our team are working from home and it remains very firmly business as usual in terms of our service to you. Our planners and planning lawyers can be contacted via the usual office telephone numbers, mobile numbers and email. We also have available appropriate equipment and platforms to engage remotely with all clients.  We will otherwise be pleased to assist you with any issues you may encounter during this period.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need assistance with any new planning/development projects, then please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Team.