Extension of hours - construction sites

The new Business and Planning Act 2020, made temporary amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act to enable changes to the construction working hours to support safe contribution working in line with government's latest social distancing guidance on construction and other outdoor work.  A written ministerial statement made on 25th March 2021 set out the government's support for continued flexibility in respect of construction working hours until 30 September 2021.

If you wish to amend your conditioned construction working hours, you should complete the application form below and email it to planning@nfdc.gov.uk.

Icon for word Modification of planning conditions relating to construction working hours application form [47.67KB]

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.  There is no fee for this type of application.

Applicants will need to provide details of:

  • the planning permission to which the application relates
  • the existing agreed construction working hours
  • details to identify the condition or approved document such as construction management plan which details the working hours
  • the proposed revised construction working hours
  • the date the revised construction working hours should take effect
  • the date on which the application is sent
  • the date on which the revised construction working hours should cease to have effect.

To aid swift decision making, applicants should also provide:

  • a short justification on why extended hours are necessary to enable safe working practices on site
  • a list of the primary construction activities, expected to take place during the extended working hours, including plant and equipment to be used
  • a proportionate assessment (where relevant) of the likely impact of noise upon sensitive uses near to the site (e.g. dwellings, hospitals and, care homes)
  • details of their mitigation plan as set out below.

Note that applications can only be made online.

If granted this will allow the temporary amended construction working hours to be in place until 30 September 2021 unless an earlier date has been required or is decided by us.

For further information please contact planning@nfdc.gov.uk or visit the government website where further guidance is available

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