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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.

ID-03 Examination Guidance Note Dec 2022  

ID-04 Stroud Hearing programme Dec 2022 

ID-05 Inspectors Matters, Issues & Questions 


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.


Planning Inspectors 

The Planning Inspectorate has now appointed the following Inspectors:

Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI and Yvonne Wright BSc(Hons) DIPT&CP MSc MRTPI


Programme Officer 

Charlotte Glancy,

C/O Banks Solutions

80 Lavinia Way

East Preston

West Sussex

BN16 1DD

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.

Examination Library

The Examination Library comprises all the documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate that make up the examination process:

Examination Library


Useful Information:

The Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations

The Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Planning Inspectorate guidance

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


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