Examination

The Pre-submission Local Plan Part II was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 23rd January 2019.

The Inspector

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. 

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

For parking options during the Local Plan Examination please see: Visit Mendip District Council

Examination Timetable

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 a Icon for pdf guide on examination procedures [310.37KB] which 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

Examination Documents

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:

Icon for pdf ED01 Inspector's Preliminary Note [124.77KB]
Icon for pdf ED02 Mendip Council Response to ED01 (19th Feb 2019) [181.23KB]
Icon for pdf ED03 Examination - Inspector's Guidance Note [279.85KB]
Icon for pdf ED03A Inspector's Guidance Note v2 [242.71KB]
Icon for pdf ED04 Examination - Inspector's Matters and Issues v1 [154.93KB]
Icon for pdf ED04A Examination - Inspector's Matters and Issues v2 [157.9KB]
Icon for pdf ED04B Inspector's Matters & Issues v3 [158.63KB]
Icon for pdf ED05 Inspector's 2nd note - 4th March 2019 [127.8KB]
Icon for pdf ED06 Inspector's draft Hearing Programme v1 [205.99KB]
Icon for pdf ED06A Inspector’s draft Hearing Programme v2 [204.03KB]

Icon for pdf ED07 Summary of Proposed Changes Representations [307.03KB]
Icon for pdf ED08 Proposed Changes to the Pre-submission Plan Corrections July 2019 [220.3KB]
Icon for pdf ED09 - Council Position Statement on Norton St Phillip NP [203.07KB]
Icon for pdf ED09A - Examiner_Report_NortonStPhilip_Mendip_Final [282.32KB]

Council Hearing Statements

Icon for pdf CS1. Matter 1 - Legal - DTC [163.54KB]
Icon for pdf CS2. Matter 2 SA HRA [262.41KB]
Icon for pdf CS3. Matter 3 - Housing [474.24KB]
Icon for pdf CS4. Matter 4 Green Belt [190.2KB]
Icon for pdf CS5. Matter 5, LGS [264.92KB]
Icon for pdf CS6. Matter 6 - Local Economy [293.6KB]
Icon for pdf CS7. Matter 7 - Infrastructure [349.07KB]
Icon for pdf CS8. Matter 8 DM and risks [110.61KB]
Icon for pdf CS9. Matter 9, site allocations [311.17KB]
Icon for pdf CS10. Matter 10 - Other Issues of Soundness [174.22KB]
Icon for pdf CS11. Matter 11 - Proposed Changes [691.94KB]
Icon for pdf CS12. Matter 6 - Question 6.7 [260.67KB]
Icon for pdf CS13. Matter 5 Question 5.4 [254.28KB]

Participant Hearing Statements

Icon for pdf PS01-1 - Church Commissioners 557, 562, 582 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [126.12KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-2 - Curo 655 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [218.2KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-3 - Gladman 627 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [87.26KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-4 - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [117.83KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-4a - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Appendices 1_Redacted [7.24MB]
Icon for pdf PS01-4b - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Appendices 2_Redacted [3.07MB]
Icon for pdf PS01-5 - LVA 544 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [145.88KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-6 - Persimmon Homes Wessex - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [234.87KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-7 - Redrow Homes 628, 629 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [129.67KB]
Icon for pdf PS01-8 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 1_Redacted [173.3KB]
Icon for pdf PS02-1 - David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 2_Redacted [106.3KB]
Icon for pdf PS02-2 - Persimmon Homes Wessex - Hearing statement - 2_Redacted [174.26KB]
Icon for pdf PS02-3 - Strongvox Homes - Hearing statement - 2_Redacted [3.26MB]
Icon for pdf PS02-4 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 2-1_Redacted [193.25KB]
Icon for pdf PS02-5 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 2-2_Redacted [80.17KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-01 - Church Commissioners 557, 562, 582 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [136.12KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-02 - Curo 655 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [100.71KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-03 - David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [166.14KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-04 - Gladman 627 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [178.26KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-05 - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [159.06KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-06 - LVA 544 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [169.8KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-07 - Ninesquare Trust 599 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [67.68KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-08 - Persimmon Homes Wessex 619 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [229.79KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-09 - Redrow Homes 628, 629 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [156.7KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-10 - Silverwood Partnership 110 - Hearing statement - 3_Redacted [371.57KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-11 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 3-1_Redacted [167.55KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-12 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 3-2_Redacted [158.82KB]
Icon for pdf PS03-13 - Lochailort Investments 269,272 - Hearing Statement [2.06MB]
Icon for pdf PS05-1 - Bell Hill Garage 489 - Hearing statement - 5_Redacted [223.09KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-2 - Downside Trust 422 - Hearing statement - 5_Redacted [378.29KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-3 - Flower & Hayes 226 - Hearing statement - 5_Redacted [157.02KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-4 - Gilburt 434 - Hearing statement - 5_Redacted [222.5KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-4a - Gilburt 434 - Appendix 1a_Redacted [2.53MB]
Icon for pdf PS05-4b - Gilburt 434 - Appendix 1b_Redacted [3.82MB]
Icon for pdf PS05-4c - Gilburt 434 - Appendix 1c_Redacted [43.05KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-4d - Gilburt 434 - Appendix 2_Redacted [3.37MB]
Icon for pdf PS05-5 - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Hearing statement - 5_Redacted [141.2KB]
Icon for pdf PS05-5A - Waddeton Park 606-609 - Appendix [298.81KB]
Icon for pdf PS06-1 - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Hearing statement - 6_Redacted [93.08KB]
Icon for pdf PS06-2 - Persimmon Homes Wessex 619 - Hearing statement - 6_Redacted [271.96KB]
Icon for pdf PS06-3 - Silverwood Partnership 110 - Hearing statement - 6_Redacted [367.86KB]
Icon for pdf PS06-4 - Urbina 298 - Hearing statement - 6_Redacted [1.33MB]
Icon for pdf PS06-4R - Urbina 298 - Revised Hearing statement - 6 [1.22MB]
Icon for pdf PS07-1 - David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 7_Redacted [477.89KB]
Icon for pdf PS07-2 - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Hearing statement - 7_Redacted [204.65KB]
Icon for pdf PS07-3 - Highways England 539 - Hearing Statement [229.05KB]
Icon for pdf PS07-3A - Highways England 539 - Appendix [571.38KB]
Icon for pdf PS08-1 - David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 8_Redacted [139.3KB]
Icon for pdf PS08-2 - LVA 544 - Hearing statement - 8_Redacted [127.73KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-01 - Church Commissioners 557, 562, 582 - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [130.09KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-02 -David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 9.1_Redacted [986.98KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-03 - David Wilson Homes 604,605 - Hearing statement - 9.6_Redacted [802.93KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-04 - Gladman 627 - Hearing statement - 9.5_Redacted [91.48KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-05 - Landowners of Selwood Garden Village Proposals 558 - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [206.83KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-06 - LVA 544 - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [170.97KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-07 - Ninesquare Trust 599 - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [4.82MB]
Icon for pdf PS9-7A - Ninesquare Trust 599 - Addendum to Appendix [3.16MB]
Icon for pdf PS09-08 - Silverwood Partnership 110 - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [1.56MB]
Icon for pdf PS09-09 - St Cuthbert Out PC 106-108, 163 - Hearing statement - 9.5_Redacted [402.6KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-10 - Strongvox Homes - Hearing statement - 9_Redacted [407.07KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-11 - Sweeting 342 - Hearing statement - 9.6_Redacted [153.72KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12 - Thorner 165 - Hearing statement - 9.6_Redacted [235.32KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12a - Thorner 165 - Appendix 1_Redacted [295.86KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12b - Thorner 165 - Appendix 2_Redacted [161.5KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12c - Thorner 165 - Appendix 3_Redacted [26.87KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12d - Thorner 165 - Appendix 4_Redacted [182.4KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12e - Thorner 165 - Appendix 5_Redacted [171.09KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12f - Thorner 165 - Appendix 6_Redacted [2.23MB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12g - Thorner 165 - Appendix 7_Redacted [957.31KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-12h -Thorner 165 - Appendix list_Redacted [142.37KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-13 - Bryer 353 - Hearing statement_Redacted [51.51KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-13a - Bryer 353 - Appendix 1_Redacted [174.18KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-13b - Bryer 353 - Appendix 2_Redacted [359.94KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-14 - Wainhomes - 9_Redacted [145.83KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-15 - Townley, Hancock, Bryant 309 - Hearing statement [159.06KB]
Icon for pdf PS09-16 - Stoke St Michael Parish Council 498 - Hearing Statement [213.69KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-1 - Ninesquare Trust 599 - Hearing statement - 11_Redacted [60.8KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-2 - Gladman 627 - Hearing statement - 11_Redacted [80.64KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-3 - Morgan, Morgan, Neale 131 - Hearing statement PC60 [186.71KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-3A - Morgan, Morgan, Neale 131 - Appendix A [995.88KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-3B - Morgan, Morgan, Neale 131 - Appendix B [189.93KB]
Icon for pdf PS11-3C - Morgan, Morgan, Neale 131 - Appendix C [6.1MB]
Icon for pdf PS11-3D - Morgan, Morgan, Neale 131 - Appendix D [377.85KB]
Icon for pdf PSvarious - FOLK 492 - Hearing statement - 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10_Redacted [247.01KB]
Icon for pdf PSvariousA - FOLK 492 - Addendum [138.58KB]

Statements of Common Ground

Icon for pdf SCG1 - Highways England-MDC-SCC [303.67KB]
Icon for pdf SCG2 - Land at West View - Policy BT1 [628.11KB]
Icon for pdf SCG3 - Land at Keyford Lane [477.26KB]

Further Written Representations

Icon for pdf FWR01 - Cranborne Chase AONB 066 - 5 Redacted [104.9KB]
Icon for pdf FWR02 - Cuss 056 - 5_Redacted [2.25MB]
Icon for pdf FWR03 - Doulting Parish Council 212 - 9.6_Redacted [100.6KB]
Icon for pdf FWR04 - Environment Agency 687_Redacted [74.42KB]
Icon for pdf FWR05a - Johnstone Land 632 - 1_Redacted [238.46KB]
Icon for pdf FWR05b - Johnstone Land 632 - 2_Redacted [218.04KB]
Icon for pdf FWR05c - Johnstone Land 632 - 3_Redacted [189.47KB]
Icon for pdf FWR06 - Moore 055 - 9_Redacted [119.24KB]
Icon for pdf FWR07 - Norton St Philip PC_Redacted [156.94KB]
Icon for pdf FWR08 - Neville 325 - 9.2_Redacted [25.38MB]
Icon for pdf FWR09 - Somerset County Council 333 - 9.6_Redacted [191.79KB]
Icon for pdf FWR10 - Trustees of Wells Blue School [2.98MB]
Icon for pdf FWR11 - Avery 306 [209.38KB]
Icon for pdf FWR12 - Buckland Dinham Parish Council [87.07KB]

Examination Library

Icon for pdf E1 Oxted Residential Judgement [267.12KB]

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