Business as (un)usual

Business as (un)usual

Navigating a route to development and economic recovery from COVID-19

How are local authorities adapting?

Our live tracker on how Councils are working through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, updated in partnership with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS).

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Guidance on law and policy

Our guide to measures introduced by Government in response to COVID-19 and what they mean for planning and development. Updated 7 July 2020.




Rising to the challenge

Practical advice from Lichfields on how to keep momentum in the planning system and seize new opportunities.


How are local authorities responding?

This is a live monitoring tool – based on survey, published data, and intelligence gathered through conversations – and will be updated regularly to reflect changes as they are reported.

In England, we are working in partnership with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) to gather and share information, and this will assist its efforts to hold an up-to-date and accurate account of the work of LPAs and provide them with support.

The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly with consequential changes in practice, so we recommend you take advice before acting based on the information presented.

If you are aware of any new information or updates please advise us by email:, or contact PAS direct: 


Last updated: 21 May, 2020 



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