Thursday 23 April 2020
A time-limited permitted development right has been published today, 9 April at 10:00 and will remain until 31 December 2020.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020 No. 412 with Explanatory Memorandum has been published on Legislation.gov.
The regulations provide a new time limited emergency permitted development right and supports health service bodies and local authorities’ immediate response to coronavirus.
The right is wide ranging, allowing for
The right enables development including, but not limited to, change of use for existing buildings and new temporary modular buildings. The right could be suitable to provide permission for a range of uses including use as:
There is no application process, and health service bodies and local authorities who are not the planning authority are required only to notify the local planning authority of the use of the development on a site as soon as practicable after commencing development. It is expected this will be by e-mail or in writing.
Source: Planning Portal
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