Latest statistics show that the number of planning applications submitted to local planning authorities across the country continue to rise. They dropped at the beginning of the year with the start of the pandemic, but throughout the middle and end of 2020 numbers have been high.
After a slight reduction during the lockdown period, the number of planning applications submitted to local planning authorities across the country is rising. Most applications were for commercial purposes, though a slight reduction in retail applications. More details here.
The Government has made further announcements to how the planning system should respond to the current coronavirus pandemic. There are changes to how planning applications can be publicised and determined, and changes to CIL. See a short overview on our YouTube channel.