Redcar and Cleveland Council planning officers will be available to personal or telephone callers at their offices in Belmont House, Rectory Lane, Guisborough for a trial period on four Monday evenings until 7pm next month.
Planning Committee chairman Councillor Peter Spencer said: "The idea is part of the Planning Team's desire to be as accessible to the public as possible. Last year we were the most improved Local Planning Authority for e-planning, giving the public a One Stop Shop service.
"However, we acknowledge there are times when only a face-to-face discussion or telephone call with a Planning Officer will do and this is not always possible during normal office hours. If interest is strong, we will look to this becoming a permanent arrangement".
Apart from Easter Monday, April 9, late opening will be on Mondays, April 2, 16, 23 and 30. The number to ring is 08456 126 126.