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 Built Heritage Working Party?

Meetings of the Planning Policy and Built Heritage Working Party are currently being held by video conference. These meetings are now live-streamed for public viewing on the Council’s e-democracy YouTube channel. Visit the Planning Policy and Built Heritage Working Party page for further information. 

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