My local planning office thinks that interviews can be carried out under B1. Are they right?
They may well be.
Planning officers in Ipswich and Norwich expressed this view at planning hearings we attended there. Apparently Mapely submitted the applications anyway "for the avoidance of doubt".
Is it possible that news of objections has seeped back to Mapely and the Home Office, and they've decided they prefer minor doubts about planning permission to giving us a platform for protest?