Name: Extensions of certain planning permissions which have not been implemented
Description: Extensions of certain planning permissions which have not been implemented

Extensions of certain planning permissions which have not been implemented

In recognition of the effect coronavirus has had on the construction sector the Government has introduced legislation to extend unimplemented planning permissions and Listed Building Consents which have lapsed or are due to lapse between 23 March and 31 December 2020.


The date the planning permission originally lapses will affect what you need to do.

1. Planning permissions which are still extant (live) between 19th August and 31st December 2020 and have not been implemented will automatically be extended until 1st May 2021.

This extension means that there is not a requirement for an additional application.

However, if the permission or consent has not been implemented by 1 May 2021 the permission will expire.

If you would like written confirmation of the extension to the commencement date of the planning permission, please contact planning admin with the planning reference number.

2. Planning permissions which have lapsed between 23rd March 2020 and 19th August 2020 can be restored and the time limit also extended until 1st May 2021 but this is subject to Additional Environment Approval being granted.

There is no fee required for an application for Additional Environmental Approval and an application can be made by or on behalf of any person with an interest in the land to which the relevant planning permission relates. There is no prescribed form but applications should be clear and complete to allow the Council to deal with it as efficiently and swiftly as possible.

Applications must be made in writing and submitted electronically to planning admin.

The application should provide the details of:
* The planning permission to which the application relates
* The condition(s) which set out the time limit(s) for implementation
* Any condition(s) or other agreements which relate to environmental mitigation or enhancement measures
* Whether the original permission was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, or screening for either type of assessment

If the original planning permission was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, or screening for either type of assessment, additional details will need to be provided, in accordance with central government advice.

3. Listed Building Consents which have lapsed between 23rd March 2020 and 31st December 2020 will be extended until 1st May 2021

If you would like written confirmation of the extension to the commencement date of the planning permission, please contact planning admin with the planning reference number.

Last Updated: 18th August 2020