Extension of planning consent implementation provides relief for clients

The Scottish Government has extended its emergency period in the Coronavirus Act, allowing an additional six months for planning consents to be implemented.

Provisions have been made in the Coronavirus Act to extend the duration of all planning consents, which were due to expire during the emergency period between 7 April and 6 October 2020.

The emergency period has now been extended to 6 April 2021, which in turn extends planning permissions due to expire within the extended emergency period, until 30 September 2021.

Catherine Newton, Planning Consultant at Bell Ingram comments: “The extension of time comes as a great relief to many of our clients, especially those which have struggled to get environmental assessment work needed to discharge of suspensive planning conditions or renew existing consent over this summer.

“Our client at Rosehall in Sutherland needed survey work done before consent expires in October and now has until September 2021 to complete the work, which is will bring a much-needed viable new use to this Grade B listed building.”

Bell Ingram’s planning service can provide practical advice on the development potential of your land and property, helping to secure planning permission for both urban and rural development. Contact design@bellingram.co.uk for more information.

Article posted on 08/09/2020

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