Ways to prevent planning permissions expiring via non primary legislation

“Eight suggestions have been made by the Law Society of England and Wales Planning & Environmental Law Committee and the City of London Law Society Planning & Environmental Law Committee in writing to the housing secretary Robert Jenrick. They include measures to ensure delivery in the housing sector in planning for recovery from the current crisis.

The measure include expiring routes for temporary development changes via secondary or non-legislative guidance to ensure the expiry of planning permissions and NSIP projects are abated whilst MP’s are working under restrictions making the use of primary legislation challenging. Measures addressed, remote council meetings, hot food take aways, temporary development the appeal process, determination periods s106 and CIL matters”

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