Read the latest news and updates about the District Plan Examination.
Latest News and Updates
|11 Dec 2017||
The hearing sessions timetable has been revised to include an additional 3 days from 23 January - 25 January inclusive for Session 21 Air Quality and the continuation of Matters 6 and 7. Additional reserve sessions have also been programmed for 19 - 22 March in case these are needed. The entire revised timetable can be seen under the Hearing Sessions tab and each individual week can also be viewed under the appropriate week number.
|ED15||20 Oct 2017||
Following a number of comments that not enough time had been set aside in the hearings session timetable for discussion of issues, the Inspector has agreed to re-schedule the hearings sessions. A revised Programme has been issued.
As a result of the changes to the timetable, the deadlines for hearing statements has been adjusted are as follows:
Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4: Deadline for hearing statements: 5.00pm, Friday 3 November 2017
Weeks 5 and 6: Deadline for hearing statements: 5.00pm, Friday 12 January 2018
|ED14||19 Oct 2017||The North Hertfordshire Transport Strategy October 2017 has just been submitted to the examination and can be viewed at ED14 in the examination documents.|
|25 Sep 2017|
SoCG Between NHDC and St Albans District Council (PDF, 237KB)
|ED8||24 Sep 2017|
|12 Jan 2018||The Council has submitted a note to the Inspector on Air Quaility as well as a number of reference documents which will be relevant for the Air Quaility hearing session on 23 January. All the documents (ED62 to ED70) can be viewed in the Examination Documents.|
|14 Feb 2018||The delayed hearing session covering Matter 11 Oaklands, Offley, Pirton and Preston has been re-scheduled for the afternoon of Thursdsy 28 February. A revised Programme has been issued.|
|23 Feb 2018||Three supplementary Statements of Common Ground have been posted on the website which are relevant to the hearing session being held on Monday 26 February.
ED106 between NHDC and Picture SRL relating to GA2 Land North East of Stevenage. ED107 between NHDC and Croudace relating to site GA1 Land North of Stevenage.
ED108 between NHDC and Gladman Developments relating to land at Knebworth.
|28 Feb 2018||
The hearing sessions timetable has been revised to include an additional 2 days. The continuation of Matter 10 Baldock (including Bygrave) Sites BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7 and BA11 and Matter 10 Luton & Cockernhoe, Inspector’s matters and issues 10.28 Green Belt will be held on Monday 26 March 9.00 am start.
The hearing session for Knebworth will now be held on the morning of Thursday 27 March.
The hearing sessions on 26 and 27 March will be held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Gernon Road Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3JF.
The hearing sessions reserve days of 19th - 22nd March inclusive have been cancelled.
|24 March 2018||An addtional hearing session has been scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday 27 March to examine the proposed site allocations in Hitchin. This session will follow immediately after the hearing session examining heritage assets associated with the proposed site allocation at Great Ashby GA2.|
|10 April 2018||At the end of the hearing sessions on 27 March the Inspector set out the next steps in the EiP of the Local Plan. A note has now been prepared and this can be viewed in the examination documents ED130.|
|22 May 2018||An extra sheet (ED14A) relating to the NHDC Transport Strategy (ED14) has been published. Both documents should be read together and can be viewed in the examination douments.|
|6 June 2018||The Inspector has published a note (ED132) to update his earlier note (ED130). The updated note concerns the timings for his invitation to representors to submit statements on documents which they have not yet had the opportunity to comment on in writing. The updated note can be seen in the examination documents.|
|23 July 2018||The Inspector has issued an update to his earlier note concerning the next steps in the EiP of the North Herts Local Plan. This document can be viewed in the Examination Documents (ED133).|
|24 July 2018||Audio recordings for most of the Local Plan Hearing Sessions are now available from the Hearings Timetable web page. Due to a technical fault there are some sessions where there is no recording available, these are highlighted on the page.|
|12 October 2018||An update on the Examination is now available here or in the Examination Documents reference ED134.|
|30 October 2018||The Inspector has issued an update concerning the next steps for the Examination. This can be viewed in the Examination Documents (ED160 and ED160A).|
|19 November 2018||The documents prepared by the Council in response to the Actions arising out of the Hearing Sessions are all now available and can be viewed under the Examination Document tab references ED137 to ED158.|
Consultation on the Main Modifications and evidence base documents submitted by the Council during the examination is now taking place. Information can be accessed on the Main Modifications and Additional Work page or via the Main Modifications and Additional Work Produced by the Council tab on the Local Plan Examination page.
|23 May 2019||The Inspector is currently reviewing and considering the representations made in response to the recent consultation on draft Main Modifications, of which there are many, and evidence produced during and after the hearings. Only once he has completed this will he be in a position to indicate the way forward for the Examination and the likely timescales.|