Planning applications

Service update May 2022

Our performance on the validation of new planning applications has improved significantly and the majority of new applications received are currently being validated within five working days or less.

Our next priority is tackling the significant backlog of non-major planning applications waiting to be decided that are now beyond their statutory determination timescale, which have accumulated due to the previous delays at validation stage.

To address this, we have established a special case management team to process the majority of those applications that have been pending consideration for more than eight weeks. This will allow the remainder of our planning officers to focus on determining new applications as efficiently as possible.

If your application is now being considered by the case management team, we will be in contact with you if we need any further information to enable it to be decided, and to confirm the expected decision date once this is known. We will also be asking for your agreement to extend the determination period to enable us to issue the decision.

For any enquiries relating to the work of the case management team please contact [email protected] or telephone 020 8313 4956.

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