Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and the COVID-19 Crisis
11 May 2020
The Planning team at Ridge has researched how Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Bristol are undertaking their planning functions during the COVID 19 crisis.
We do have information on all the LPAs in the UK and should you require this detail please call Anne Pawsey on 07771 572832.
We are all aware that it is vital to the economy that these functions continue to be carried out in the most efficient way possible. This is a concern recognised by the Government and on 20th March 2020, the Coronavirus Act was passed. This Act allowed for decision making to be made via virtual meetings.
As evident by the research undertaken, some LPAs have already started to implement the new legislation, whilst others have postponed all meetings but are making positive plans towards putting the legislation in place.
Information for the research has been obtained via websites, emails and telephone conversations. It is appreciated that these findings will be subject to change as the councils evolve to meet the new challenges facing them in these uncertain times. The team at Ridge will continue to monitor the situation and update where necessary.