We have produced interim guidance for developers and residents on Construction Management Plans (CMPs) during the Covid-19 situation.
The guidance includes:
- new sites where a CMP is yet to be submitted;
- setting up and running online Construction Working Groups (CWG);
- requests for extension of approved working hours as controlled by a CMP; and
- working hours extension form
We have also produced a document for residents and businesses. This explains how we will deal with requests for extensions to working hours.
On 13 May 2020, the government published a written ministerial statement on planning and construction working hours. This statement expects local planning authorities to approve requests to extend construction working hours temporarily. This is to ensure safe working in line with social distancing guidelines. It also enables sites to proceed at pace with work otherwise delayed as a result of COVID-19. The working hours are Monday to Saturday until 9pm unless there are very compelling reasons against this.