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Planning timelines further extended

Planning timelines further extended

Arising from the further Government decision to extend the Covid-19 related restrictions until 18 May, the Government has made a further Order under extending the duration of all relevant periods and timelines specified in planning legislation by an additional 14 days, up to and including 23 May 2020

Published on: 19 May 2020

An Order under Section 251A means that the time periods specified for any statutory process in the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended (the Act) and related planning and building control legislation are disregarded, which means that they are, in effect, extended for the duration of the time period specified by the Order.
 
A further extended Order with a duration of eight weeks, means that a planning authority will have the normal period of eight weeks, together with an additional period of up to eight weeks i.e. up to sixteen weeks in total, to determine a planning application.
 
A further extended Order with a duration of eight weeks, also means that an interested person will have the normal period of five weeks, together with an additional period of up to eight weeks i.e. up to thirteen weeks in total, to participate in the planning process. The exact calculation of the extended time period will depend on the date a planning application is submitted and the stage of the process it is at, with further details set out in the FAQs below.
 

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