Hearing sessions

The hearings will take place in two Stages, and will open on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 10.00 am.  Thereafter, morning sessions will start at 9.30am. Stage 1 will consist of  three weeks of hearings which will be held on the following days:- 

Week 1:  Tuesday 21 January - Thursday 23 January 2020 (inclusive)

Week 2:  Tuesday 4 February  - Thursday 6 February  2020 (inclusive)

Week 3:  Tuesday 11 February - Thursday 13 February. (inclusive)

Venue:    The Council Chamber, St Albans City and District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peter’s St, St Albans, AL1 3JE

Travelling:  If travelling by car please note that the car park closest to the venue, the Civic Centre car park is not open to the public until 10am, which is after the opening start of the morning sessions. If travelling by car, the Council have confirmed that the car park to use is at Drovers Way (AL3 5EB) and that standard charges will apply.

Members of the Public are very welcome to attend the hearing sessions to listen to the discussions but are only able to take part in the discussions  if their participation has already been agreed by the Programme Officer and Inspectors.   The Council will be webcasting the hearing sessions and these can be viewed live at  https://stalbans.public-i.tv/core/portal/home.   Recordings of the webcasts will be available to view via the same link, normally within 24-48 hours following the close of the individual session.


ED26  Inspectors’ Matters issues and Questions for the hearing sessions 

ED27  Inspectors’ Guidance Notes on the process of the Examination

Draft Hearing sessions with participants V.6 updated 20.1.20

Agenda - Day 1 Tuesday 21 January  (please note the additional supplementary questions under Questions 1, 12, 13 and 14)

SADC response to Inspectors’ additional questions on Matter 2 Duty to Co-operate

Agenda Day 2 - Wednesday 22 January 2020

Agenda Day 3 - Thursday 23 January 2020



Hearing Statements

Hearing Statements for Matter 1 - Legal Compliance/Procedural Requirements

Hearing Statements for Matter 2 - Duty to Co-operate

Hearing Statements for Matter 3 - The Spatial Strategy, Settlement Hierarchy and Development Strategy (Policies S1 and S2)

Hearing Statements for Matter 4 - The Metropolitan Green Belt (Policy S3)

Hearing Statements for Matter 5 - Objectively Assessed Needs for Housing and Employment Land (Policies S4 and S5)

Hearing Statements for Matter 6 - The Proposed Broad Locations for Development - general matters (Policies L17 and L18)

Hearing Statements for Matter 7 - The Proposed Broad Locations for Development - specific matters (Policy S6 (i) to (xi))

Hearing Statements for Matter 8 - The Supply and Delivery of Housing Land

Date of last review: 21 January 2020