- We will aim to informally agree to modest or short-term changes* to construction working hours
- We will use our discretion to avoid enforcing unless there is a clear and adverse impact** on the living conditions of adjoining residents
- Where an express planning condition is in place or the proposal is for more significant changes to working hours, we may request a formal application
- Proposals for extended working hours will normally be agreed unless there are very strong reasons against this, such as significant impact on neighbouring houses, businesses and or care homes.
- We will notify the local ward councillor(s) of any submitted requests
- We will issue a decision within 10 days
- In accordance with the ministerial statement, extended hours will not normally be agreed to beyond 13 May 2021.
*a short term period to allow construction sites to proceed would be no longer than 12 weeks.
**There should be no heavy machinery, ground working or HGV construction activity occurring before 7.30am or after 6pm (the latter being the existing hours of construction). This will also include no vehicles parking up before these extended times. Beyond these times it should only be non-noise generating activity, for example: bricklayers, plasterers, electricians, painters/decorators. Courtesy by site operatives is paramount. No use of radios and no raised voices outside permitted working hours. No piling will be allowed take place outside of permitted hours and the council will review if significant complaints are received during extended hours working.