Still no news of when the Duty to Cooperate issue will be resolved

From recent enquiries it would seem that resolving the Duty to Cooperate matter, covered in the news item below on 15 May, could still be some weeks or even months away. Buckinghamshire Council (the council) has still not submitted its full response to the Examination in Public (EiP) inspectors and there is no indication of when this will take place.

The remainder of the EiP cannot proceed until this issue has been decided and a request from the council for this to be dealt with at a hearing session (as opposed to a virtual meeting), has been agreed by the Inspectors. When such gatherings will again be permitted under the covid-19 pandemic is unknown and could well delay matters further.