LDF Core Strategy Examination

Planning and building control


View the Inspector’s Report (2.7MB PDF file)

The Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 31 May 2011. This follows the statutory consultation on the Proposed Submission document which ended on 28 February 2011.

View submission stage public notice (23KB PDF file)

The examination was conducted by Mr Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI with Ms Margaret Smith as Programme Officer.

Hearing session matters, 3 October 2011

Hearing session matters, 26 September 2011

Pre-hearing meeting, 28 July 2011

View the Minutes of the Pre-Hearing Meeting (41KB PDF file)

Post publication changes

Inspector's questions

View Questions 151-168 (57KB PDF file)

View Question 150 (9KB PDF file)

View Council's Response to Question 150

View Inspectors Initial Questions - Questions 5-149 (85KB PDF file)

View Council's Response to the Inspector's Questions (1.9MB)

Questions 3 and 4

4 July 2011: Inspector's Initial Questions and the Council's response - Questions 3 and 4 (22KB PDF file)

Question 4: Planning for Growth consultation

On 23 March 2011 a Ministerial Statement on ‘Planning for Growth’ was issued by the Minister of State for Decentralisation. The statement sets out steps the Government expects local planning authorities to take with immediate effect.

With regard to the Core Strategy examination, the Inspector has asked for any further written representations relating to the 'Planning for Growth' document to be submitted within a 2 week consultation period. See public notice (22KB PDF file)

The consultation period runs from 6 July 2011 to 20 July 2011. The ‘Planning for Growth’ document can be viewed on the HM Treasury website

View the examination hearing session (22KB PDF file)

Questions 1 and 2

20 June 2011: Inspector's Initial Questions and the Council's response - Questions 1 and 2 (60KB PDF file)