To follow on from our July update, further legislation has recently been passed relating to planning in order to mitigate against the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and to primarily extend the duration of temporary modifications to certain planning consultation requirements introduced last year.

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning, Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings etc.) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1398) Statutory Instrument has been passed (December 2020 Regulations). A detailed summary of the December 2020 Regulations is provided below.

Should you wish to discuss in further detail, please contact a member of the Planning team at Knights.

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning, Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings etc.) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1398)

Additional Legislation

In addition to the above, further statutory instruments to extend the duration of temporary modifications to certain planning consultation requirements in England were introduced earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases the changes are made permanent: