Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020
Another practical issue that the bill provides for is building consent in conservation areas, by extending the duration of a listed building consent or a conservation area consent that would otherwise lapse during the emergency period because works authorised by the consent have not begun. […] Such building consents are not the first subject to spring to mind; nevertheless, they are of importance to those who intend to keep our heritage safe.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning procedures - Chief Planner letter May 2020
On 28 May the First Minister confirmed:
“From tomorrow (29 May), the construction sector is expected to be able to implement the first phase in its restart plan”.
Scottish Government, Guidance for the construction sectorScottish Government, Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis Scottish Government, Minister for Local Government and Planning’s letter to Chair of Construction ScotlandHeads of Planning, COVID-19 and the Planning System
The Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020Scottish Government, Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning guidance on pre-application consultations for public events
According to a 28 May letter to local planning authorities, the Government intends to publish an interim position statement in autumn 2020 that will:
Lichfields - Planning Matters
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020
Bridges Antonine LLP v North Lanarkshire Council
Infrastructure Investment Plan 2015: Progress Report for 2019-20
It is with great relief that Scotland has reached a stage in living with COVID-19 whereby normality can begin to return, albeit slowly. We are delighted that, all being well, from Thursday 28th May the construction industry can start to implement its six stage return to work plan. These are difficult times; so this impending return coupled with local authorities finding a new way of working that enables planning applications to be dealt with, is real light at the end of a tragically dark tunnel.
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