Examination of the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The council submitted the  SADPD for examination on 29 April 2021, and the Inspector issued his Final Report on the Examination (PDF, 728KB) and Schedule of Main Modifications (PDF, 769KB) on 17 October 2022. The examination has now ended.

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government appointed Planning Inspector Mike Hayden BSc DipTP MRTPI, to carry out an independent examination, to assess whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with legal and procedural requirements and if it is sound. The tests of soundness are explained in paragraphs 35-36 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Carole Crookes has been appointed as Programme Officer. Contact details are available from the Inspector and programme officer page.

The Planning Inspectorate has produced a helpful procedure guide for Local Plan examinations, which gives detailed guidance on the examination process.

These pages provide further information about the examination:

The examination webpages will be kept up to date as further information becomes available.

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Page last reviewed: 18 October 2022