Local Plan Examination
A local authority’s local plan is an important document setting out the scale and direction of growth for its area, over a 15 year period. Once finalised, the local plan is the starting point for consideration of all planning applications.
Before a local plan can be adopted it has to be subject to several stages of public consultation and comply to the government’s policies and regulations.
Once the local planning authority are satisfied they have met all these it will submit its local plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
Details of the submission, appointed Planning Inspectors and Programme Officer
Recent developments in the examination process
The submitted evidence base for the Local Plan
Correspondence and documents from the Inspector, Council and Representors following submission of the Local Plan
Plan and the Council's Response
Details of the public hearings to be held by the inspector
The Inspectors’ Post Hearing letter to the Council is now available and can be viewed in the examination documents at ED40