The councils continue to receive and process all planning applications.
From week commencing 11 May we will reinstate full public consultation and engagement on all valid applications. This will enable us in the fullness of time, to continue to determine applications including those received since the shutdown was introduced on 23 March.
We will undertake site visits where it is deemed to be necessary and safe to do so.
The building control staff (Lewes district) are undertaking site visits on all live cases where it is safe to do so. For updates on building control visits in Eastbourne, please visit the East Sussex Building Control Partnership website.
All current enforcement cases are being processed. Any new cases will be triaged and site visits undertaken where it is deemed necessary and safe to do so.
Over the last couple of months and following government advice, planning committees have been cancelled or postponed with only a few cases being determined using our emergency powers.
Committee meetings have now resumed. Please see revised Public speaking guidelines.