Virtual Public Inquiry – A first for FPCR

This week, Dr Suzanne Mansfield and Gary Holliday, took part in their first “Virtual” public Inquiries. The Planning Inspectorate managed the event by MS Teams, with a series of protocols to ensure the smooth running of the event. The public could take part by video or phone, and they could pose questions to the witnesses. It was great to see technology enabling the planning system to continue to function, until more normal practices can resume.