Examination of the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The council submitted the  SADPD for examination on 29 April 2021.

The Secretary of State will appoint a Planning Inspector 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.

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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