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