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Important notice regarding the relaxation of delivery and construction hours previously restricted by planning conditions

On 13 March 2020, the government published a written ministerial statement in relation to food and other deliveries

This urged planning authorities to apply common sense to the enforcement of restrictions on food and other essential deliveries. It was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government followed this with another written ministerial statement in relation to construction hours, published on 13 May 2020.

This second statement covered planning and construction working hours. It expects local planning authorities (LPAs) to approve requests to temporarily extend construction working hours until 9pm (unless there are good reasons against it).

To seek our agreement on changing delivery or construction working hours, please complete our application form. We aim to respond within 10 days.

Apply to change delivery or construction working hours

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