Government Extends Planning Permission Deadline Amid Lockdown Concerns

Government extends planning permission deadline
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The government has announced it will extend planning permission deadlines in a bid to save permissions for hundreds of building projects which have yet to commence, from expiring.

This is a welcome measure for those in the middle of self build or extension projects, particularly those who had feared their permission would expire due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.