1. Examination of the Local Plan

The Borough Local Plan 2013 -2033: Submission version (BLPSV) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination on Wednesday 31 January 2018. The Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for the BLPSV Examination is Louise Phillips MA MSc MRTPI.

The plan is now being independently examined by the Planning Inspector. 

Examination Hearings

As part of the examination process the Inspector is holding Hearings in two stages.  The first of these occurred from 26- 28 June 2018. The Inspector issued a further advice note following these hearings.  The Council has now provided an initial response to the Inspector’s advice note and expect to provide her with a full response in October 2018.  The Inspector also invited further legal submissions from the Council and several other parties. On-going correspondence between the Inspector and the Council can be seen on the Inspector's documents  and Council's documents pages.

Further details relating to the hearings can be found here.

Examination Library

A complete list of the documents relevant to the examination is available in the Examination Library Index. The documents in the library will help support the examination through-out its duration. 

Further details relating to the examination library can be found here.

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer (PO) manages the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process and acts as a liaison between the council, the Inspector and participants in the examination.  The PO has no involvement with the preparation of the BLPSV and reports directly to the Inspector.  

The council has appointed Charlotte Glancy, of Banks Solutions to act as the PO for the BLPSV examination. 

Further details relating to the Programme Officer can be found here.