Commonly asked questions and answers about the Coronavirus and Planning Policy

Is work on the Local Plan still continuing?

Staff within the Department are mainly working at home. This means that we cannot operate normally but we are doing our best to do what we can to keep our services and the current programme running as much as possible. 

What are the arrangements for the Planning and Build Heritage Working Party?

In line with Government advice we are looking at ways to hold meetings and will post a further update once the way forward has been agreed. 

How can I get updates on the Local Plan?

For general updates sign up to the Local Plan newsletter. For other enquiries please email

How can I get neighbourhood plan support?

Visit our Neighbourhold Planning section where you will find detailed information. For advice on emerging neighbourhood plans please email your assigned support officer. For general enquiries email