As published in Property Week on the 16 July


The government shut down many industries in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but not the construction industry.

Virtual future: online meetings have stopped the planning process from grinding to a halt during lockdown, as an increase of VPCs (Virtual Planning Committees) take place.

Duncan Parr, Town Planning Partner comments “Put simply, without the ability to progress applications virtually, the planning system in large parts of the country would grind to a halt, particularly affecting large and important schemes and having a detrimental impact on the long-term development pipeline,”

Read the article in full here.