COVID-19 Temporary Government Measures
For guidance on the relaxation of working hours on construction sites, please read the pdf Directorate of Planning and Infrastructure (418 KB) document.
Government Announces Changes to the Planning System
The Government has announced a number of changes to the planning system in response to the relaxation of lockdown.
Planning permission deadlines will be extended, planning appeals will be sped up and builders will be allowed more flexible working hours following agreement with their local council. Read the coronavirus recovery announcement on the GOV.UK website.
The full detail of applications which will be impacted by this and the length of any extension has yet to be clarified. The implications of these changes will be assessed by both Councils once the detail is provided and we will keep you updated if there are significant impacts.
Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Council are looking to re-introduce meetings of their respective Planning Committee’s in late July 2020. The North and South Committees at Malvern will return to their previous evening meeting times, respectively whilst Wychavon’s Planning Committee will return to its normal 2 pm start at their meetings on Thursday’s. It is also the intention to re-introduce public speaking to these meetings following consideration of the issue by Council from September.