IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest’/’Sector News’  pick of the week, from the IHBC: BD on variations in ‘virtual’ planning committees

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features the Building Design (BD) update on variations across the use of virtual support by planning committees.

BD writes:

Postcode lottery as planning authorities rush to adopt new virtual committee rules…

‘Architects are welcoming new rules that have allowed the first planning consents in history to be approved by virtual committees.

But a picture is emerging of significant regional variations in local authorities’ ability to take advantage of the landmark change in the law – with some unable even to validate new applications.

The continuity of the planning system is one of architects’ highest priorities as they attempt to keep working despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the lockdown.

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