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How to adapt local plan consultation in response to the Covid-19 outbreak

How to adapt local plan consultation in response to the Covid-19 outbreak

Councils will need to make better use of social media and online consultation methods to effectively consult on their local plans during the coronavirus crisis, say experts, but some warn that such techniques may not currently be suitable for all aspects of the process.

The implications of delegated and virtual decision-making

The implications of delegated and virtual decision-making

Local authorities are looking at using emergency delegated powers and a system of 'virtual' planning committees to allow decision-making to continue during the coronavirus outbreak. But practitioners warn that delegated powers are likely to be suitable for just a limited number of applications, while virtual committees face technical challenges and are likely to limit public participation.

MHCLG appoints Pocklington as new permanent secretary

MHCLG appoints Pocklington as new permanent secretary

The housing ministry has announced the appointment of Jeremy Pocklington as its new permanent secretary, the most senior civil servant in the department.

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