The Council has enacted its business continuity plans and is redeploying staff to priority services.

Please check our Coronavirus updates page for the latest information about Council services.


The Council’s Planning Services Team is operating on a business as usual approach. We are continuing to assess planning applications, respond to correspondence, move forward with the Local Plan and undertake the usual day-to-day tasks.

The Government has made announcements around relaxation of usual restrictions on delivery times and to allow pubs and restaurants to temporarily operate as takeaways.

We are conscious of the need for flexibility to ensure that businesses can adapt to operate in this period.

Planning Services will therefore look at any requests from businesses to temporarily alter their operating procedures (which may impact on planning restrictions) in a positive and pragmatic way, considering each on a case-by-case basis.

We aim to respond to correspondence swiftly and clearly.

It is important that businesses contact Planning Services to discuss any such temporary alterations before they are implemented.  Please email

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