New Legislation came into force on 09/04/2020: SI 2020 No. 412 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 (Download PDF) (Link to Gov website) Part 12A Class A: This new Class allows emergency development by, or on behalf of, a local authority or health service body.
In light of recent events, planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.
The change of use will be permitted for up to 12 months. Businesses will be required to tell the local planning authority when the new use begins and ends. For further information, please CLICK HERE
It’s envisaged there will be further updates with regards to Planning Committee procedures and likely application/appeal delays. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update all our clients in due course.