In this edition, Richard Kimblin QC, Ian Kemp and Thea Osmund-Smith outline virtual hearings and legal bear traps involved in local plans and their examination.
We take a look at the inside of an examination in public – some tips from the gatekeeper – the programme officer – virtual hearings, electronic documents and helicopters. And a reminder about two legal bear traps for local plans – duty to cooperate and strategic environmental assessment, with some lessons from the JSP for the West of England, from which there are some materials to consider (Opinions of Richard Kimblin QC and Thea Osmund-Smith).
About the speakers
Richard Kimblin QC
Richard Kimblin QC is a member of the Planning and Environment, Environmental Law and Regulatory groups at No5 Barristers’ Chambers.
Thea Osmund-Smith is a member of the Planning and Environment and Environmental Law groups at No5 Barristers’ Chambers.