New Plans to Encourage Building During the Coronavirus Recovery
The Minisitry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced new plans to encourage building during the Coronavirus recovery.
Housing Secretary The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced on 22nd June that planning permissions will be extended as Government seeks to provide a boost for the construction industry and kick start building again as efforts are made to aid an economic recovery. Planning permissions normally expire after three years if work has not commenced on site, although those permissions that were due to expire between 23rd March and 31 December 2020, will now be extended until 1st April 2021. This is significant as Government has estimated that up to the end of June, more than 400 residential permissions, providing more than 24,000 new homes would have lapsed if it were not for the introduction of the new measures.