Updates on the examination process from 2019.

13 December

WHBC's Head of Public Health and Protection has provided comments on the response from David Lock on behalf of Tarmac to the Cole Jarman Noise Assessment (EX157) and non technical summary of the report (EX158).  Her letter can be viewed at EX172 in the Examination documents


12 December

The responses to the Council's targeted consultation on EX169 LUC Draft Report on Birchall Garden Suburb Green Corridor can now be viewed on this page Consultation Responses to Examination Document EX169.


21 November

An Air Quality technical note (by Peter Brett Associates) on Birchall Garden Suburb has been submitted by Tarmac and this can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX167A 


18 November

Due to the General Election the hearing sessions which were scheduled to take place on 10th, 11th and 12th December and been cancelled and will now take place on 16th, 17th and 18th December.   Full details are available on the Stage 6 hearing sessions page.   

Letters from the Council to the Inspector, and the Inspector to the Council concerning the timetable for hearing sessions can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX165 and EX166. 


11 November

The responses to the consultation on examination documents EX154, EX156, EX157, EX158, EX159, EX160 and EX160A and EX160B have been uploaded and can be viewed on this page Consultation Responses to Examination Documents EX154, EX156-EX160 inclusive 


31 October

The Inspector has written to the Council following their letter of 9 October (EX162).  His letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX164. 


15 October

The dates for the Stage 6 hearing sessions have now been confirmed as Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December 2019.  Details of the sessions and relevant documents can be viewed on the Stage 6 hearing sessions page.


9 October

The Inspector has written to the Council concerning Birchall Garden Suburb and the letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX161.


17 September

The Council have submitted the LUC Green Gap Assessment Final Draft Report and appendix of supporting maps for each settlement and these documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX160-EX160B.


11 September

The Council have submitted a response (EX159) to the Royal Haskoning Report (EX105). Both documents can be viewed in the Examination documents.


10 September

A noise assessment report on Birchall Garden Suburb, together with a non-technical summary of the report  have been submitted by Tarmac Trading Ltd.  Both these documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX157 and EX158.


20 August

The Welwyn Hatfield Landscape Sensitivity Assessment July 2019 has been submitted to the examination and can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX156.


8 August

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has received a letter from the Inspector - this can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX155.


22 July 

Provisional dates for the Stage 6 hearing sessions have now been arranged and can be viewed on the Stage 6 hearing sessions page. 


19 July 2019

A Royal Haskoning Land Quality Assessment has been submitted to the examination and can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX105.  These  documents will be included in consultation which will be taking place shortly. 


10 July 2019

The Council have recently submitted documents  on the Economy, Household and Population Projections and Employment Land and these can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX102-EX104. The Inspector will be consulting all Regulation 19 Respondents on these documents and the Programme officer will be sending out details of the consultation shortly. 


7 June 2019

The Green Belt Addendum, prepared by LUC following the hearing sessions, has been submitted to the Examination and can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX99E.


7 May 2019

Consultation on sites promoted through the Call for Sites 2019 - this consultation event closed on 24th June 2019. Submitted comments will be available to view once they have been processed.


9 April 2019

The Council have written to the Inspector with a  revised Local Plan timetable.  Both documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX100A and EX100B


20 March 2019

Following the consultation on the consistency of the scorings of land in the LUC Green Belt Study Stage 3 (August 2018), the responses to the issues raised can be viewed in the LUC Final Report and appendices which are posted in both the Examination documents at EX99A-EX99D and in the Examination library (evidence base) at GB/5. 


25 February 2019

The Inspector has written to Mr. Colin Haigh, Head of Planning at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.  The letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX98.


7 January 2019

The Call for Sites 2019 has now commenced.  Potential sites must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 4 February 2019.  Full details can be found on this page .