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Coronavirus outbreak prompts wholesale planning response

Words: Huw Morris
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Local authorities must urgently ensure that planning controls are not a barrier to food delivery to retailers by distributors and the freight industry amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus.

In a written ministerial statement, communities secretary Robert Jenrick told planning authorities not to carry out enforcement action that would “result in unnecessarily restricting deliveries of food and other essential deliveries during this period”.The government’s move came as the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) updated its guidance on hearings while two examinations of local plans have been........
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