Why some practitioners fear that planning committee decision-making could grind to a halt in weeks

Temporary regulations allowing the holding of online planning committee meetings are due to expire in less than seven weeks' time, which experts believe will mean councils facing either the risk of legal challenges or delays to decision-making. However, most are optimistic that the government will find a last-minute solution.

by Joey Gardiner
Virtual meetings: planning system adjusting to pandemic restrictions. Pic: Getty Images
Virtual meetings: planning system adjusting to pandemic restrictions. Pic: Getty Images

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