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Planning Permission time extensions until April 2021

Extensions to planning permission - April 2021


Planning permission usually expires after three years if work has not started onsite. The government has announced it will extend planning permission deadlines in a bid to save permissions for building projects which have yet to commence, from expiring. This is due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLA) set out on 22/06/2020, that projects with an expiration date between the beginning of lockdown (the UK entered lockdown on 23 March) and the end of 2020 will have their permission extended to April 2021. 

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Last updated Thursday, 25th June 2020

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