How the coronavirus' impact on development activity might affect councils and applicants

The secondary impact of the coronavirus is economic, prompting fears of a significant hiatus in planning and development activity and what that might mean for planning departments and applicants. In particular, government rules designed to ensure authorities deal with applications promptly and ensure the delivery of housing have the potential to penalise authorities hit by a coronavirus-inspired cut in activity.

by Joey Gardiner
Coronavirus: impact being felt across planning system (pic: Getty)
Coronavirus: impact being felt across planning system (pic: Getty)

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