Examination overview and details

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

His task is to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

Our plan should be:

  • Positively prepared: it should be based on a strategy that looks at meeting objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements. This includes; where reasonable to do so; those unmet by our neighbours. It should also be consistent with achieving sustainable development
  • Justified: it should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence
  • Effective: it should be deliverable and based on effective joint working with partners and neighbours; and
  • Consistent with national policy: it should enable the delivery of sustainable development set out by national policy

Programme Officer

Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer. She is an independent officer of the examination and works on the Inspector's behalf, organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process.

Any queries about the examination or any correspondence to the Inspector should be sent to:

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer
PO Services
PO Box 10965
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 3BF

Email: louise@poservices.co.uk
Telephone: 07789 486419