The Pre-submission Local Plan Part II was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 23rd January 2019.
Mike Fox BA (Hons) DIPTP MRTPI has been appointed as the Inspector to undertake an examination into the soundness of the Local Plan Part II. Soundness is tested against the criteria and policies in National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In the case of Local Plan Part II, this will be March 2012 NPPF and not the revised NPPF published in July 2018. The Inspector cannot be contacted directly by the Council or any other parties. All enquiries and requests relating to the examination must go through the Programme Officer.
The Council have appointed Robert Young as Programme Officer to assist the Inspector through the examination process. Mr Young is independent of the Council and responsible for all procedural matters relating to the examination. 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
Examination Programme and timetable
Examination Hearings will take place from Tuesday 23rd July to Friday 2nd August 2019 and will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Shepton Mallet. A draft programme has been published (see ED06 below) and will be updated in early July. Hearing statements produced by the Council and other parties can be found below. Further information is contained in the updated guidance note ED03A
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Tuesday 12th March - Start of Council's 6 week consultation on Proposed Changes;
Friday 29th March - Deadline for representation to contact Programme Officer on whether they wish to take part in examination and raising any other matters;
Wednesday 24th April - Six week consultation on Proposed Changes closes and responses passed to Inspector;
Friday 17th May - 12 noon - Deadline for Representation Statements / Further written representations;
Monday 24th June 5pm - Deadline for Hearing Statements/Further Written Representations on Proposed Changes*
Monday 24th June - Deadline for additional requests to participate in hearings*
Tuesday 23rd July - Examination Hearings Open at 10am;
Friday 2nd August - Examination Hearings Close;
December 2019 - Inspector's estimate of submission of the Examination Report will be available;
* (this is only open to those who responded to the Proposed Changes consultation)
The Planning Inspectorate publish awhich gives useful advice on the process.
Submission Documents and Representations
You can view all documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate here: Submission Documents
Representations made to the Pre-Submission Plan consultation (Feb 2018) are here: Pre-Submission Representations
Representations made to the Proposed Changes consultation (April 2019) are here: Proposed Changes Representations
A summary of representations to the Proposed Changes has been published as ED07
During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be viewed by the public on this website and at the Council offices. Details of any letters to the council from the Inspector and additional documents are below: