COVID-19: IPE Working Arrangements

COVID-19: IPE Working Arrangements

Tuesday 12th May 2020

First published 24/03/20 (updated: 23/04/20; 01/05/20; 12/05/20)

The health of our employees and clients is our number one priority. We're following the Government health advice to make sure both employees and clients stay safe, putting all the necessary measures in place to ensure this advice is followed by everyone.

We are continuing to provide our advisory and examination services and you have our assurance that we will do our utmost to deliver the work we are committed to. We are also accepting and commencing new work, subject to working safely within the sensible constraints the Government has presently put in place.

In terms of revisions to current arrangements, the IPe team is now working entirely remotely from home and the following operational revisions are in place:

  • Face to face meetings are now being held by video or conference call (or, if preferred by the client, postponed).
  • In line with the practice of the Planning Inspectorate, we are now recommencing unaccompanied site visits from 13 May 2020, providing the examiner can conduct the visit safely under current physical distancing guidance.
  • We are now delivering virtual events for local plan examination training (and other training). In terms of on site events, whilst we are still providing quotations, exact scheduling dates cannot currently be guaranteed until such time as the Government advice is further revised.

We have a redirect in place on our office phone lines, so please contact us as normal on 01225 487230 or email

We firmly believe that we will get through this difficult time together and wish you, your family and friends good health.