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

The Inspector has the ability to hold hearings to assist her with the examination of the plan. The first stage of the hearings took place from 26- 28 June 2018.

Following these hearings the Inspector issued a further advice note to the council in July 2018. The Inspector also invited further legal submissions from the Council and several other parties.

The Council subsequently provided an interim response to the advice note in September 2018 with the full response sent to the Inspector on 26 October 2018. The Council's full response to ID/07, along with the Inspector's reply (ID/09) is published on the Inspector's documents  and Council's documents pages.

The Council has also responded to ID/09. This is published on the Council's documents page (RBWM/020). The Council will be making further legal submissions by 10 December 2018

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.

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.

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.