Additional Time Extension for Planning Permissions About to Expire During the COVID Emergency Period
There was an original extension set by the Coronavirus Act (Scotland) 2020, which allowed until 6th April 2021 to implement planning permissions that would have otherwise expired during the Emergency Period defined as starting on 7 April 2020 and ending 6 October 2020.
On the 5th October 2020 The Town and Country Planning (Emergency Period and Extended Period) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations came into force. These Regulations provide a further extension of time to implement planning permissions which are due to expire during a now longer COVID Emergency Period.
In this regard, under the Regulations the Emergency Period has been extended until 31st March 2021, therefore any planning permissions that would have otherwise expired within that Extended Emergency Period now need to be implemented by 30 September 2021. If development has not commenced by then, the permission will lapse.
The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020 and Town and Country Planning (Emergency Period and Extended Period) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, set out similar provisions for listed building consents.