Government outlines temporary changes to the planning system amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government outlines temporary changes to the planning system amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

According to Pincher, his statement ‘makes clear, for the regimes addressed below, how the government expects local authorities, applicants and the Mayor of London to meet the requirements for making documents available for inspection by the public whilst social distancing restrictions apply.’

The statement addresses the following areas:

• compulsory purchase orders

• development consent orders

• planning appeals

• local development documents

• spatial development strategies

• extending development consents

Source: Planning update: Written statement - HLWS311

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