The Government have introduced a new 'interim' application type to allow applicants to extend their permissions that expired over a specific period of the Coronavirus pandemic
In recognition of the effect Coronavirus has had on the planning system and the construction sector, certain planning permissions and listed building consents which have lapsed or due to lapse during 2020 can be extended.
The following planning permissions have been extended:
Unimplemented full planning and outline permissions with time limits for implementation which were due to lapse between 19 August 2020 (when the provisions came into force) and 31 December 2020 are extended to 1 May 2021. This happens automatically, with no requirement to obtain Additional Environmental Approval from the Local Planning Authority.
In addition, unimplemented planning permissions with time limits for implementation which passed between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 are also restored and the time limit extended to 1 May 2021, but these are subject to Additional Environmental Approval being granted from the Local Planning Authority.
Applications for the approval of reserved matters required under an outline planning permission which would otherwise expire between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 are extended to 1 May 2021.
All listed building consents with a time limit for implementation between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be extended to 1 May 2021. Listed building consents will not be subject to a requirement to obtain Additional Environmental Approval.
Applications must be made in writing and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application must specify the date which it has been sent and provide:
If the original planning permission was subject to one or both of the above assessments, or screening for either, applicants should also provide details of:
If the original planning permission was granted without the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Habitats Regulations Assessment, applicants should provide a brief explanation of why they consider it remains the case that neither of these assessments would be needed if an application for planning permission was being made now.
If the original planning permission was granted without the need for screening for an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Habitats Regulations Assessment, but an applicant thinks that screening might be needed if an application for planning permission was being made now and that the screening would show that no substantive assessment was required, then it should provide sufficient information to enable the authority to undertake screening within the 28-day period.
Applications should be determined within a 28 day timescale, or where the applicant and local planning authority have agreed in writing to an extension of not more than 21 days, the timescale as extended.
Applicants should submit applications no later than 2 December 2020.