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Development Management Policies DPD Examination

On Wednesday 28 February 2018 we submitted the Development Management Policies DPD (DM DPD) to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) for Examination. An independent Inspector was appointed to examine the DPD for legal compliance and soundness. Hearing sessions took place on 12 and 13 June 2018.

The Programme Officer for the joint examination is Miss Kerry Trueman. The role of the Programme Officer is to assist the Inspector with the conduct of the examination. The Programme Officer is independent of the council and works for the Inspector.

For all DM DPD examination matters the Programme Officer should be contacted using the details below:

Consultation on Main Modifications (closed)

Informed by the examination hearings, we published a schedule of Main Modifications to the DM DPD and invited comments between 25 October and 6 December 2018.

Updated schedule of Main Modifications (PDF/349KB/34 pages)

View responses to the DM DPD Main Modifications consultation

We also invited comments on an updated Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and an updated Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA):

Alongside these documents, we also published a schedule of minor modifications (typographical corrections and factual corrections) and a track change version of the DM DPD incorporating both main and minor modifications:

Documents from earlier stages in the Examination, including the SA report and previous HRA, are available via the Examination Library (PDF/442KB/34 pages).

Next steps

  1. All comments relating to the Main Modifications to the DPD, the SA Addendum and the updated HRA will now be submitted to the Inspector.
  2. The Inspector will consider all the comments received and decide whether any further hearings are required and if any issues need to be revisited.
  3. The Inspector will then present his final conclusion in a report.
  4. If the report concludes that the DPD is ‘sound’, the Council can proceed to adopt the DPD, subject to making the Modifications identified.
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