The implications of extending consents that lapse during the pandemic

Plans to allow automatic extensions to planning permissions that are due to lapse during the Covid-19 crisis have finally been confirmed by the government, to the relief of the development sector. But the new measures throw up some potential challenges for decision-makers and developers where consents have already lapsed, say observers.

by David Blackman
Construction: Permissions extensions included in Business and Planning Bill
Construction: Permissions extensions included in Business and Planning Bill

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