Coronavirus outbreak: planning and building updates

Last updated 25 June

Impact to services

We are continuing to deal with building warrant and planning applications, but there may be disruption to some aspects of service provision as outlined below. At this time we would be grateful if you could submit applications online and communicate with us by email.


Development Standards

PLNProcessing@angus.gov.uk

Applications submitted through eplanning.scot will be assessed in the normal manner but determination timescales may be affected. Paper mail may not reach us within normal timescales so please correspond with us via digital means.

Submission of new applications or additional information in relation to existing applications should be made via eplanning.scot.

Information in relation to existing applications is available on Public Access.

Comments on applications should be submitted through Public Access

Site visits and inspections will be limited or postponed where necessary. It will help us deal with applications and other enquiries if you provide photographs of the site and its surroundings. We will be unable to attend meetings at this time.

If you need to contact us email planning@angus.gov.uk.

Submissions in relation to new applications or additional information in relation to existing applications should be via eplanning.scot

The Coronavirus Scotland Act 2020 makes provision for the extension of the duration of some planning permissions and planning permission in principles as described in a letter from the Chief Planner. In general terms it means that any permission expiring between 7 April 2020 and 7 October 2020 can be implemented, or an application for approval of specified matters submitted until 7 April 2021. If you require clarification on this matter please contact planning@angus.gov.uk quoting the reference number of the relevant permission.


Building Standards

BSProcessing@angus.gov.uk

Applications submitted through ebuildingstandards.scot will be assessed as normal within normal government targets. Paper mail may not reach us within normal timescales so please correspond with us via digital means. Information on existing applications is available on Public Access.

Site and building inspections are currently limited in line with Scottish Government's Construction Re-start Plan. Alternative CCNP evidence will be encouraged and only inspections where there is limited risk will be carried out. This is provided there are no risks to staff or members of the public, 2m distancing is adhered to and members of the public do not interact with Officers during the visits.

We will also be asking those requesting an inspection to adhere to our 'Inspection Agreement' which sets out the requirements and expectations for both parties. Contact the inspecting Officer noted on the CCNP to discuss in advance.

We are not currently inspecting within people’s homes until phase 4 of the re-start plan. We will however be encouraging the use of remote inspections via video link where this is agreeable and also technically possible. This is new territory for everyone so please contact us if you would be keen to trial this for your development.

The following guidance in relation to extensions to the duration of a building warrant was issued by the Building Standards Division of the Scottish Government:

  • Duration of a building warrant: on receipt of an application to extend the period of validity and the relevant fee received we shall extend the building warrant for a further nine months without condition.
  • Determination of applications: before a building warrant is refused or deemed refused at nine months after the first report or any previously agreed extended period, we shall agree an extension of time if desired by the applicant to facilitate approval of the application.

Submissions in relation to Building Warrants and Completion Certificates should be via the E-BS portal which can be accessed on ebuildingstandards.scot.

For general enquiries see our contact us page.


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