Local Plan Examination
Local Plan Examination Update December 2022
Publication of the Inspector’s Guidance Note, Hearing Programme and Matters Issues and Questions
The Inspectors have published their Examination Guidance Note, Hearing Programme and Matters Issues and Questions.
The Examination Guidance Note provides further information on the procedural and administrative arrangements for participants in the Examination, including relevant deadlines and how to contact the Programme Officer.
Publication of a Public Notice detailing Examination hearing dates
Under Regulation 24 of the Local Planning Regulations (2012, as amended), a Public Notice has been published setting out the dates, times and location of the Examination hearing sessions. The Public Notice can be viewed below.
If you have any queries on these documents, the hearing process, timetable or process, please direct them to the Programme Officer.
The Planning Inspectorate has now appointed the following Inspectors:
Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI and Yvonne Wright BSc(Hons) DIPT&CP MSc MRTPI
C/O Banks Solutions
80 Lavinia Way
Tel: 01903 776601
M: +447519 628064
Charlotte Glancy has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the Local Plan examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters. Charlotte Glancy is independent from the Council and reports directly to the inspector. She will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties including the council officers and representors.
Those who made representations at the Pre-Submission stage will, if the Inspector deems appropriate, be offered the opportunity to submit further material or take part in specific hearing sessions at their request and will be notified regarding the examination process by the Programme Officer.
This website will be updated when the Planning Inspectorate has appointed an Inspector and when hearing sessions are scheduled.
Examination Latest News and Updates
Update 29th September
The Council are running a short consultation on specific documents here.
The consultation is only open to existing representors who submitted comments during the Regulation 19 consultation in summer 2021. After the consultation has taken place the Inspectors will indicate next steps.
The Examination Library comprises all the documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate that make up the examination process:
The Planning Inspectorate’s YouTube channel includes a series of 5 short videos on local plans and the examination process and can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQqDetL1R5aRgbNm8PDViNw