At a Stronger City Economy Scrutiny Meeting – City Officials pointed out that with regards to Planning Applications There had been some good news. Here is some of the points that were made.
• Overall rise in planning applications
• Service performance unaffected by Covid
Applications received July – August
• 2018 269
• 2019 274
• 2020 287
The increasing number of planning applications is positive as it is an indicator of future
jobs, homes and investment. We are processing the applications effectively working
from home and we receive many compliments comparing our service favourably to
other local planning authorities.
Cllr Steve Simkins Cabinet Member for Regeneration made some very supportive comments on the situation we were facing in relation to the Covid-19 Pandemic. With regards to the way the City Council had both organised and set out a strategy and strategies, that needed implementing during the situation that was now facing our City and region.