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Planning and building standards (COVID-19)
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Planning and building standards (COVID-19)

Cunninghame House remains closed to the public and our teams continue to work from home.  Full contact information is available on our main pages Planning and Building Standards ( 

Officer Site Visits

The latest restrictions mean that officer site visits cannot take place at present. If you have a planning application, your case officer may request photographs to assist in the determination of your plans.

Coronavirus Acts: Duration of Planning Permission

The Scottish Government has announced its decision that, subject to the agreement of the Parliament, Part 1 of both Scottish Coronavirus Acts should be extended to 30 September 2021. On 24 February regulations were laid in the Scottish Parliament which extend the provisions within the Coronavirus Acts relating to the duration of Planning Permission, including Planning Permission in Principle, Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent. Those consents which are due to expire between now and 30 September will be extended to 31 March 2022. See the regulations 

Permitted development rights relating to COVID-19 pandemic

The Scottish Government laid a development order in the Scottish Parliament introducing some additional permitted development rights relating to temporary developments (up to 18 months) by the Crown relating to the pandemic, and further extending the duration of permitted development rights for developments by local authorities and health service bodies to the end of 2021. These can be used for developments and uses such as temporary hospital facilities, testing centres, vaccination centres or other emergency-related purposes. See the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021, which came into force on 28 February 2021.