Publicising planning applications

Publicising Planning Applications

The requirements for the publicity needed for applications for planning permission are set out in Article 15 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

Requirements for the publicity of applications for listed building consent are set out in Regulation 5 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990.

There are a number of ways in which we can let people know about the applications we receive, including:

In addition and in response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government have introduced temporary regulations to supplement the existing statutory publicity arrangements for applications.

Government advice is that it is important to keep the planning system moving as much as we can, so that it is able to play its full part in the economic recovery to come, at both national and local levels.

These temporary changes give local planning authorities greater flexibility in relation to the way they publicise the planning applications if they are not able to comply with a particular requirement because it is not reasonably practicable to do so for reasons connected to the effects of coronavirus. More detailed guidance of the temporary changes can be found on the GOV.UK website.