Forest Heath Local Plan Examination 2017
The Forest Heath Local Plan documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 24 March 2017.
The Planning Inspectorate has appointed two Planning Inspectors to examine the submitted plans. They are Inspector Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI and Inspector Christa Masters MA(HONS) MRTPI.
The Local Plan comprises the Single Issue Review (SIR) of Core Strategy Policy CS7 Overall Housing Provision and Distribution and the Site Allocations Document.
Annette Feeney is the Programme Officer who is assisting the Inspectors.
All correspondence relating to the examination should be sent to the Programme Officer at:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 07775 771026
- post: c/o Strategic Planning, Forest Heath District Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU
Correspondence and updates relating to the examination can be viewed below, together with examination information and timetable.
If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination of the Local Plan will be carried out the Planning Inspectorate has published a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.
Examination information (updated 11 May 2018)
|Correspondence from the Inspectors||Correspondence from the Council|
26 April 2018
|*** Please Note: The inclusion of Main Modification MM16 in the SALP main modification table is an error as it is NOT a change from the Submission SALP text (the process is to comment on changes). However if any comments regarding paragraph 5.6.19 are submitted they will be passed on to the Inspector ***|
|13 March 2018 - letter from Inspectors re SIR||28 March 2018 - Council's letter to Inspectors re consultation and hearings timetable|
|13 March 2018 - letter from Inspectors re SALP|
|22 February 2018 - Council's letter to Inspectors following the Forest Heath Council Full Council meeting held on 21 February 2018|
|10 January 2018 - Letter from Inspectors||19 January 2018 - Council's response to Inspectors|
|28 November 2017 - Letter from Inspectors||05 December 2017 - FHDC response to Inspectors letter dated 28 November 2017|
Post-hearing issues for clarification
The tables below contain the council’s responses to issues raised at the SIR and SALP hearing sessions and the proposed modifications.
Also below (in the SIR column) is the council’s response to the Inspectors’ letter of 4 October 2017 and accompanying notes 1 and 2 and appendices.
Hearing sessions information - (hearing sessions have now concluded)
|Date||Single Issue Review - Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017||Date||Site Allocations Local Plan - Tuesday 17 October to Thursday 19 October 2017|
|10.10.2017||Councils response to Inspectors letter dated 3 October 2017||12.10.2017||Notice of clarification regarding Site Allocation Local Plan (SALP) Hearing Sessions|
|05.10.2017||Inspector letter post SIR hearings||12.10.2017||SALP Hearing Agenda (v2 updated attendees)|
|22.09.2017||SIR Hearing Agenda (updated 22.09.2017)||10.10.2017||SALP Hearing Statements - these statements are written by the Council and objectors in response to the Inspector’s Matters and Issues and may include Statements of Common Ground|
|22.09.2017||Statements of Common Ground||22.09.2017||Statements of Common Ground|
|11.09.2017||Single Issue Review Hearing Statements - these statements are written by the Council and objectors in response to the Inspector’s Matters and Issues and may include Statements of Common Ground||15.08.2017||Notice of Independent Examination under Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (15 Aug 2012)|
|03.08.2017||Notice of Independent Examination under Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (3 Aug 2012)||14.08.2017||Site Allocations Local Plan Matters and Issues - these are the matters and issues that the Inspector has identified to date for consideration at the hearings. The list of matters and issues will be updated during the examination process|
|24.07.2017||Single Issue Review Matters and Issues - these are the matters and issues that the Inspector has identified to date for consideration at the hearings. The list of matters and issues will be updated during the examination process||14.08.2017||Site Allocations Local Plan Hearings Programme (revised - 3 October 2017)|
|24.07.2017||Single Issue Review Hearings programme (Version 1 - 21 July 2017)||14.08.2017||Site Allocations Local Plan examination guidance from the Inspector|
|24.07.2017||Single Issue Review examination guidance from the Inspectors|
Correspondence prior to commencement of hearings
|02.06.2017||Letter from Inspector - Single Issue Review of Core Strategy Policy CS7||06.06.2017|
Core Document Library
|Section A - Background documents|
|Section B - Direct Documents|
|Section C - Submission documents|
|Section D - post-submission documents|