Local authorities in England have been given new powers from tomorrow to hold meetings, including planning committees, by video or telephone conferencing.
Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.
The oil company, UKOG, has listed 116 extra people who it says should be covered by a High Court injunction granted against protests at its drilling sites.
Decisions on plans for Balcombe and Broadford Bridge oil sites in West Sussex will be delayed because of the Covid-19 virus.
An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
The decision on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill at Dunsfold in Surrey have been put back again.
Operators of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex are seeking a third extension of planning permission – this time to allow for drilling at other sites.