Extension to planning permission deadlines

The Business and Planning Act 2020 temporarily modifies the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to enable certain planning permissions and listed building consents in England which have lapsed or are due to lapse during 2020 to be extended.

Planning approvals with an expiry date between the start of lockdown in March and the end of this year will be extended to 1 April 2021.

If your unimplemented permission was due to lapse between 19 August 2020 and 31 December 2020 it is now automatically extended until 1 May 2021.

If your unimplemented planning permission was due lapse between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 this may be eligible for extension until 1 May 20201 subject to an Additional Environmental Approval application being made and granted.  The application form can be downloaded below:

Icon for word Planning permission extension application form [55.18KB]

There is no fee payable to apply for an Additional Environmental Approval and we will have 28 days to determine the application otherwise it will automatically be granted.

Guidance from central government can be found here: Extension of certain planning permissions: draft guidance

For further information please contact planning@nfdc.gov.uk

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