Statement on business support

Throughout the pandemic, Elmbridge Borough Council has supported our local businesses. We have:

To continue this local economic support, we are backing the Government’s proposals to:

  • Continue the current temporary extensions to construction working hours until 30 September. Please review the details on our planning service updates page.
  • Take a flexible approach to planning enforcement so retailers can extend their opening hours to 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • Extend the current flexible approach to planning enforcement to allow retailers of food and essential items to increase the frequency of deliveries.

Our local businesses need all the support we can provide them and we will continue to work towards growing the local economy. What we do encourage is for our businesses to remember that the relaxing of rules around Planning are temporary, and you should make sure your future plans consider that working hours, opening hours and delivery times will revert to post-COVID times.

Date published: 31 March 2021

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