Due to COVID-19 we abide by Government advice on social distancing and work in accordance with appropriate measures. We know that the planning process functions on interaction and face-to-face meetings However, given the nature of our work we can often visit a site or building without breaching rules. This includes wearing the correct PPE and ensuring that vulnerable clients feel comfortable with our presence.
Where meetings are required we are equipped to engage using Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp & Messenger.
Please follow the rules and stay safe.
Site visits will be carried as will social distance and wear PPE as required.
Adem Murphy-Farah (Safety Officer, Age - just a child)
Planning legislation is due to change to assist with economic recovery. Laws have been relaxed where planning permissions are due to expire, allowing an extension of time. Strict hours of opening and delivery timings for some uses are being accepted with LPAs advised to take no action at present. Other changes are or are due to change including the introduction of a new class DA, this allows restaurants, cafes (A3) and drinking establishments (A4) for the provision of takeaway food, up until 23 March 2021. Pavement cafes and flexibility over uses are also amongst the changes as well as permitted development rights to add two further floors to an existing block of flats, and requiring changes of use from B1 offices to flats to have windows.
If you would like to discuss how the legislation could affect your business, existing permissions, or whether its time to plan ahead to extend your home or seek a change of use, get in touch!
For more information, please follow the following links:
PLANNING & PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT:
PLANNING & VIRTUAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
PLANNING & TEMPORARY MEDICAL FACILITIES::
THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE & APPEALS:
PLANNING APPEALS COMMISSION NI::
Each Local Planning Authority will have its own rules about Community Infrastructure Levy, Enforcement and other matters. We will update this page with more details and links