Details of our progress through the examination process.

11 January 2021

The first three days of the Stage 9 hearing sessions will take place on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February.  For further details on the Stage 9 sessions please see the Stage 9 Hearing Sessions page.


6 January 2021

The Council's letter to the Inspector of 30 November 2020 together with appendices are available to view in the Examination documents at EX219 together with the Inspector's reply at EX220. 


22 December

An additional document EX218 (Turley's technical Note on Objectively Assessed Need) has been added to the documents which are open for consultation on the Objectively Assessed Need. Those who are entitled to respond to the consultation have been notified of the additional document. 


15 December

The Inspector has opened a consultation on the recent letter from the Council (EX215) and his reply (EX216) concerning Objectively Assessed Need.   For information on the consultation please see the Note on the Consultation in the Examination documents at EX217.


9 November

A Statement of Common Ground between the interested parties in relation to HS27 (Cuf1) can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX213.  A letter from the Council and technical noise report relating to allocation HS35 (Foxes Lane, Welham Green) are also available in the Examination documents at EX214 and EX214B.


2 November

The  consultation on various  Examination Documents which ran from 2 September - 30 October has now closed and the responses can be viewed on the page Consultation on Examination Documents 2.9.20-30.10.20.


26 October

The Inspector's Interim findings on the Examination of the Local Plan are now available and can be viewed on the Inspector's Interim Findings page. 


20 October

The Inspector's note on information and actions arising out of the Stage 8 hearing sessions can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX209


11 September

The Inspector has written to the Council following receipt of their letter and report on the 2018 household projections (EX203) and his reply can be viewed at EX204 in the Examination documents.


25 August

The Council have replied to the Inspector's letter EX197 concerning the examination following the Stage 8 hearing sessions and their response can be viewed at EX199 and EX199A in the Examination documents.


17 August

The Inspector has written to the Council concerning the next steps in the Examination following the Stage 8 hearing sessions.  His letter can be viewed at EX197 in the Examination documents.


10 August

The Council have replied to the Inspector's letters of 2 July and 13 July (EX194) and the Inspector has written to the Council following receipt of their letter. (EX195).  The letters can be viewed in the Examination documents.


24 July

The agendas for the first week of the hearing sessions are now available on the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page.


20 July

The dates for Week 3 of the Stage 8 hearing sessions have altered and these are now Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August


14 July

The Inspector has written to the Council concerning the 2018 based Household Projections and his letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX190.


8 July

The Stage 8 hearing sessions have now been re-scheduled and will take place over three weeks during the period Tuesday 28 July to Wednesday 26 August.   Full details are available on the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page.


2 July

The Inspector has written to the Council concerning the timetable for the Examination and his letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX188.


30 April

The hearing statements submitted for the postponed Stage 8 hearing sessions  are now available on the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page.  At present the situation concerning when the postponed hearing sessions may be held is as set out on the hearing sessions page.  As soon as there is an update to this information a note will be posted on this page and on the Stage 8 hearing sessions page.


25 March

Due to the Corona Virus the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions have had to be postponed.  For further information on the postponement please see the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page. 


19 March

Following the Stage 7 hearing sessions  on Birchall Garden Suburb and Symondshyde New Village the Inspector's notes on the round-up session and his further observations on Birchall Garden Suburb are available in the Examination documents at EX186A and EX186B.


17 March

Dates for the Stage 8 hearing sessions have now been arranged when the outstanding matters on the Northern and Southern Settlements will be discussed.  Full details are available on the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page. 


24 February

The hearing statements submitted in response to the Inspector's Matters Issues and Questions for the hearing sessions in March on Birchall Garden Suburb and Symondshyde New Village are now available and can be viewed on the Stage 7 hearing sessions page. 


13 February

The Inspector has issued a note on the timetable for the Examination and this can be viewed using the link above.

The Council have recently written to the Inspector and their letter can be viewed at EX182 in the Examination documents


20 January

The Stage 7 hearing sessions will be held on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March 2020 when the outstanding matters in relation to SP19 Birchall Garden Suburb/East of Welwyn Garden City, Southern Section, and Policy SP24 Symondshyde New Village will be discussed.   Full details are available on the Stage 7 hearing sessions page.


13 January

The Council has written to the Inspector setting out the timings for the next stage of the Examination.  Their letter can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX179.


6 January

The Inspector has issued a note of the round-up session held at the end of the Stage 6 hearing sessions which took place on 16, 17 and 18 December 2019 - the note can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX178.

 


Contact

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer

PO Services
PO Box 10965,
Sudbury,
Suffolk
CO10 3BF.

Email: louise@poservices.co.uk

Telephone: 07789486419

Updates on the examination process from 2019.
Updates on the examination process from 2018.
Updates on the examination process from 2017.