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Coronavirus: Planning and building control

Tuesday 31 March 2020:

Earlier this month, the Government relaxed planning regulations to allow public houses and restaurants to temporarily operate as food takeaways. Whilst pubs and restaurants don't need to apply for planning permission to do this, they must notify their Local Planning Authority in writing. Find out more:

Tuesday 24 March: Coronavirus: Planning and Building Control

We are dealing with all planning applications as normal at the moment, though there will be no site visits that require going into properties that are inhabited. Planning applications can be submitted in the normal way.

Building Control continues to operate as normal, but we will not be carrying out any internal inspections of buildings that are inhabited. This may impact on the issuing of completed certificates.

Building Control will continue to deal with dangerous structures.

Land Charges is operating as normal.

Advice on planning, trees, conservation and listed buildings continues to be available by phone or email. Please visit

Our Economic Development team is providing advice to business during the Coronavirus outbreak


Guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events from the Planning Inspectorate: .

Updated: 31 Mar 2020
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