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Examination overview and details

Our Local Plan was submitted for examination on 9 June 2017 and Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate was appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of our Local Plan (2011-2031) and to determine whether the Local Plan is sound.

The Inspector’s report was received on 8 September 2022 and the examination is now closed. The Inspector’s report is available here.

Following the Extraordinary Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 2 November approval was granted for the Local Plan and Inspector's Report to be presented to an Extraordinary Full Council meeting on Tuesday 8 November for debate on adoption.

Further information on the various stages of the examination is available by following the links on the right hand side of this page.