Our Local Plan was submitted for examination on 15 May 2017. Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) DipTP DipMgmt MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of our Local Plan (2013-2032).
The Inspector will consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the (2012) 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.
The Planning Inspectorate has a short guide to Local Plan Examinations.
Main Modifications Consultation 2023
The Council is currently consulting on Main Modifications for the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan and invite any representations.
Louise St John Howe is an independent officer of the examination and works on the inspectors 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 her at the details below.
PO Box 10965