Developers can now apply to Coventry City Council to vary existing conditions, or the details submitted under a condition, that limit construction working hours. This new application does not apply to mining operations or householder development, meaning applications to extend working hours for proposals to alter or enlarge a single house (including works within the curtilage boundary/garden) cannot be made through this route.
If an application is approved, this will temporarily amend planning restrictions on construction working hours until 1 April 2021, unless either another earlier date has been requested by the applicant or is decided upon by the local authority, with the agreement of the applicant.
There is no application fee associated with this deemed consent route to amend construction working hours.
The Business and Planning Act 2020 temporarily modifies the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to enable certain planning permissions and listed building consents in England which have lapsed or are due to lapse during 2020 to be extended.
Under section 93A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, unimplemented planning 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.
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.
Any deadline for the submission of applications for the approval of reserved matters under an outline planning permission that would otherwise expire between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 is extended to 1 May 2021.
These time limits will be extended automatically to 1 May 2021. The applicant will not be required to take any further action in order for this to take effect.
Should an applicant want written confirmation of the extension to the commencement date, they should contact the relevant local planning authority to which the permission relates.
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, subject to Additional Environmental Approval being granted.
Unimplemented outline 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, subject to Additional Environmental Approval being granted.
An application for Additional Environmental Approval 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 fee required for an application for Additional Environmental Approval.