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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Planning service  October 2021

With national lockdown restrictions now lifted the Planning service has reverted to similar pre-covid times, though at present we are unable to provide the pre-application advice service due to significant workload increases and staff vacancies. We expect to reintroduce this in the New Year and apologise for this inconvenience.

Processes for determining planning applications, including site visits, consultation and decision making will revert to normal circumstances, with planning staff available to provide advice as part of the normal planning determination process.

Planning Committee meetings

The National Park Planning Committee will return to pre-covid arrangements and actual meetings, open to the public, will take place in the Committee Room at the Helmsley Offices on a six week basis.

As our Committee room is a relatively small enclosed space, with limited ventilation (windows will be open), we suggest that the public may wish to continue to wear face masks inside except when speaking.

Any queries, please contact Mark Hill, Head of Development Management by email m.hill@northyorkmoors.org.uk