On 13 May 2020, the government published a written ministerial statement on planning and construction working hours.
This statement expects local planning authorities to approve requests to extend construction working hours temporarily to ensure safe working in line with social distancing guidelines until 9pm, Monday to Saturday, unless there are very compelling reasons against this.
If you wish to amend your conditioned construction working hours, you should contact us by emailing the case officer (if known) or email@example.com. You need to tell us what hours you intend to work to and for how long this will go on. If it is possible to restrict the type of work undertaken within the extended hours please also confirm this and provide a contact for the site manager.
We will be able to tell you whether we are happy to agree amended working hours informally, or whether you need to submit a formal application, as well as through which route.
Where there are modest or short-term changes to construction working hours, we hope to be able to agree them informally, and we will use our discretion to avoid enforcing against a breach of working hours.
Where long or more significant changes to working hours are required, we may request a formal application. In doing so, it will be important for you to consider potential impacts and, where necessary, to put forward plans to manage concerns, drawing on existing good practice.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org