Thank you to all those who tuned in last week to see Bridget Rosewell talk about remote inquiries.

Each week, the panel – Paul Tucker QC, Mary Cook, Sasha White QC, Charlie Banner QC and Christopher Young QC – discuss the latest developments in planning law and policy from the week. 

This week our special guest Sarah Richards, Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate. 

As you will recall we five friends have decided to come together during Covid 19 to do a weekly 45 minute show about the latest legal developments in the world of planning. As before, there is no charge for the event, but we would encourage you to make a modest donation to the NHS Combined Charity Page here: Clap For Our Carers, or whichever local charity you may prefer.

Case of the Week is Spitfire Homes v SSHCLG about heritage and conducted entirely remotely.

Appeal of the week is Rectory Farm, Milton Keynes concerning discounting housing land supply.

This week we will also have two special topics

  • Debate on Housing Land Supply in the light of Covid 19: Sasha will host a debate on LHS with a particular focus on whether the requirements to show a 5 year HLS should be relaxed or strengthened in the light of the past 2 months
  • An Interview with Sarah Richards: to discuss the Inspectorate’s response to the Covid 19 restrictions, pilot hearings and inquiries, and the way ahead for local plan examinations

It is not serious: there will be “Nudge of the week” to those who ‘could do better’ as well as nominations for “Champion of the Week”. And if you are missing the fun of inquiries right now, we can guarantee some of the usual barristers’ banter and a bit of leg pulling.

Please do join us and feel free to pass on these details to your colleagues and friends in the world of planning. 


Joining Instructions 

If you received the details last week for episode 2, you can use the same for this week and for future episodes.

If you require the joining details please email Gary Smith at [email protected]


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