Hearing dates set for local plan part two examination

The Mendip District Council Local Plan Part Two will be examined at public hearings starting 23 July 2019.

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Planning Inspector, Mike Fox, has been confirmed as the inspector to conduct the examination and has confirmed that the hearings will start at 10am on Tuesday 23 July 2019 and will last for two weeks.

The hearings will be held in the Council Chamber at Mendip District Council offices, sites and policies proposed in the Mendip Local Plan Part 2 will be considered during the two weeks.

Hearing sessions are open to the public, but only those who made a response to the original Local Plan Part 2 consultation which took place in 2018 can take part or submit information at this stage.

An independent Programme Officer has been appointed to deal with any requests to take part or queries for the Inspector. The Programme Officer can be contacted by email robert.young@mendip.gov.uk or telephone 07852 474689 or by post to: Robert Young, Mendip Local Plan Programme Officer, C/O Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.

Guidance notes for those taking part in the examination have been issued by the Inspector along with a separate list of questions which will form the programme of topics discussed at the hearings.

The Inspector has indicated that he plans to publish a report on the plan by December 2019.

For more information about the scheduled hearings please visit: www.mendip.gov.uk/localplanexamination