Updates on the examination process from 2018.

28 December 2018

The consultation on the scoring of parcels of land in the LUC Green Belt Review closed on 20 December 2018, and the responses to the consultation can be viewed on this page Representations on the Green Belt Review - Consistency of the scoring of the parcels and sub-divisions of parcels of land.


17 December 2018

The Council have written to the Inspector setting out their programme for agreeing additional sites for the Local Plan - this letter can either be viewed in the Examination documents at EX96.


5 November 2018

Land Use Consultants have issued an errata notice to cover some typographical errors in their harm rating assessment for Parcels P17a and P59/59a in their recently produced Green Belt Review.   The errata notice can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX94. 


29 October 2018

The Council have submitted a paper in response to the Inspector's Questions and Issues for the Stage 5 hearing sessions on the Green Belt Review. This can also be viewed or in the Examination documents at ED93.


21 September 2018

The responses to the consultation on the Green Belt Review are now available to view online Representations on the Green Belt Review Stage 3.  There is also a link to the responses on the Stage 5 hearing sessions page.


24 August 2018

The Council has submitted the Green Belt Study Stage 3 (EX88), prepared by consultants LUC, which can be viewed in the Examination documents.  An accompanying note has also been published by the Council.


22 June 2018

The Council  have submitted a feasibility  study prepared by Arcadis on the Panshanger Airfield Grass Runway Strip (EX83) which can be viewed in the Examination documents


11 June 2018

An OAN technical report has been submitted (EX82) by WHBC which responds to the inspector's observations through the Stage 2 hearings and Tasks 1 and 2 (EX66) arising out of those hearings. The report can be viewed in the Examination documents .


5 June 2018

A post Stage 3 hearing session round-up note has been published (EX79) and also a note for the sections of the missing or difficult to hear recording of the Stage 3 hearing session on Thursday 22 February. These documents can also be viewed in the Examination documents.


5 June 2018

Hearing statements for the Stage 4 hearing sessions have been uploaded and can be accessed on the Stage 4 hearing sessions page.


7 May 2018 

The Inspector's Issues and Questions for Stage 4 (EX72) of the hearing sessions, his Guidance Notes (EX73) and Draft Timetable V7 (EX74) can now be viewed on the Stage 4 hearing sessions page.  These documents can also be viewed in the Examination documents.


16 April 2018

Save Symondshyde have submitted a supplementary report on sink holes in and around the proposed Symondshyde site. The report and associated documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at reference  EX71. 


11 April 2018

The Council have written to the Inspector with an update on the programme of work including a note on the scope of work of the Green Belt Review.  This can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX67.

The Council have submitted three documents in response to the tasks set out in their letter to the Inspector dated 27 February (EX66). These can be viewed in the Examination documents as follows:

  • EX68 Task 4  Migration relationships with East Hertfordshire
  • EX69  Task 5  DLPPS Deliverability & Density Assumptions
  • EX70 Task 8   Review of contamination evidence at Birchall Garden Suburb

11 April 2018

Appendices 1-9 of document EX59 have all been uploaded and can be viewed in the Examination documents.


6 March 2018

The Stage 4 hearing sessions are scheduled to take place during weeks commencing 18 and 25 June.  Details of the programme and the Inspector's matters and issues for these hearing sessions will be available after Easter.  


1 March 2018

The Council have written to the Inspector to set out the programme of additional work that will be carried out following the Stage 1 and Stage 2 hearing sessions.   

'Letter from WHBC to the Inspector setting out programme of additional work' can be viewed in the Examination documents at EX66.


9 February 2018

The Icon for pdf Annual Monitoring Report 2016-2017  has now been added to the Examination library (evidence base) at IMP/2 under Implementation and Monitoring.


7 February 2018

The running order of the matters at the Stage 3 hearing session on 20 February has been amended and can be viewed in the Examination documents or under the Stage 3 hearing sessions


22 January 2018

In advance of the Joint Hearing Session with East Herts on 30 January, pre hearing main modifications to the relevant policy have been published and can be viewed in the Examination documents.


15 January 2018

Hearing statements for the Joint Session on Birchall Garden Suburb have been uploaded and can be accessed on the Joint Session - Birchall Garden Suburb  page.