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The council submitted their plan to the Planning Inspectorate on the 18 June 2021.

Part 1 of the Plan is the Core Strategy, adopted in January 2016.  This Part 2 of the Plan reflects the proposed Site Allocations and Development Management Policies.

This page should be viewed alongside the Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Submission web page from which the original submission library and accompanying maps may be accessed.

That webpage also contains a full set of representations received by the council in response to the Publication Version which was subject to consultation between February and April 2021.

Further library items will be added to this Examination page as the Examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and the latest developments.

The inspector

Luke Fleming BSc (Hons) MRTPI has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the allocations plan and to subsequently issue a report with his conclusions. 

The programme officer

All correspondence to or from the Inspector will be via an independent programme officer and Tony Blackburn will fulfill this role.  Items should be sent to him, preferably by email, to: 

Or alternatively, by post to him at the following address:

15 Ottawa Close, Blackburn, BB2 7EB

Additionally he may be contacted by telephone on 01254 260286

The hearings

The inspector will hold a series of hearings as part of the examination process and the timing and location of these will be added to this page in due course.  Additionally, the programme officer will contact all Publication stage representors with this and other information.  Any requests from additional parties should be sent directly to the programme officer.

Examination library items

These will be added here as the examination progresses and will supplement those in the submission library referred to above. There are currently no additional items.