All local planning authorities that Ingleton Wood currently have live applications with, have advised us that they are committed to keeping their services running during these unprecedented times. Reviewing delegated powers, engaging in virtual pre-app meetings, and accepting photographs and virtual site visits rather than attending site meetings (where a physical site inspection is not deemed necessary) are just a few measures that the planning industry are reacting to the current government restrictions.
In light of this, now might be a good time to submit those Reserved Matters Applications, pre-application requests, discharge of conditions applications, or to press ahead in finalising S106 agreements. Working up and agreeing the finer detail of planning schemes at this stage will enable landowners and developers to be ready and in a position to commence works straight after this unprecedented period.
Please get in contact with the Ingleton Wood planning team if we can be of any assistance in progressing these schemes, or advising more specifically on the measures that local authorities are taking to keep the system rolling.