Local Plan Examination

In accordance with regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (As Amended) Lancaster City Council submitted the Strategic Policies and Land Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) and the Development Management DPD to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) on 15 May 2018 for examination.

The Inspector

Richard McCoy, BSc MSc Dip TP MRTPI IHBC has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our Local Plan is sound.

The Programme Officer

Kim Russell has been appointed as the programme officer for this examination and she is an independent officer working under the direction of the inspector. For all matters concerning the examination please contact Kim in the first instance:

Examination Hearing dates and venues

The Hearings are scheduled to take place as follows:

Week 1: Tuesday 9 April 2019 to Thursday 11 April 2019

Week 2: Wednesday 24 April 2019 to Friday 26 April 2019

Week 3: Tuesday 30 April 2019 to Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019 are now reserve hearing dates, should they be required.

The Hearing sessions will be held at Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF (except on Wednesday 10 April 2019, which will be at Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH), and will commence at 10.00am

The Inspector has issued a revised Hearings Programme (Version 5) (PDF, 397KB) [EX8.4] that includes an updated list of participants. Please note that updates may continue.

The Inspector's updated Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) (PDF, 203KB) [EX5.1] will form the basis for the discussions at the hearing sessions. The Examination procedure is outlined in the Inspector’s Examination Guidance Note (PDF, 269KB) [EX6].

The Inspector has scheduled an additional sitting day commencing at 10am on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Morecambe Town Hall to cover the matters concerning Objectively Assessed Housing Need and 5 year housing land supply that arose during the discussions on days 1 to 4 of the Hearing Sessions. A letter inviting participation (EX9) (PDF, 218KB) in this session has been sent to those parties who originally exercised their right to appear and be heard at the Hearings.

The Inspector has issued a Hearings Programme for additional sitting day (EX10) (PDF, 55KB) to be held on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

 


Latest Examination News

15 May 2019

A Hearings Programme for additional sitting day (EX10) (PDF, 55KB) on Tuesday 21 May 2019 has been issued.

2 May 2019

An updated list of sites (Version 3) (PDF, 287KB) that the Inspector intends to visit has been published.

29 April 2019

The Inspector has scheduled an additional sitting day commencing at 10am on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Morecambe Town Hall to cover the matters concerning Objectively Assessed Housing Need and 5 year housing land supply that arose during the discussions on days 1 to 4 of the Hearing Sessions. A letter inviting participation (EX9) (PDF, 218KB) in this session has been sent to those parties who originally exercised their right to appear and be heard at the Hearings. 

Additionally, an updated list of sites (Version 2) (PDF, 286KB) that the Inspector intends to visit has also been published.

25 April 2019

A draft list of site visits (Version 1) (PDF, 285KB) to be undertaken by the Inspector has been issued. This will be updated during the course of the Examination Hearings and revised versions published when available.

Please also note that Section 8 of the Examination Library is regularly updated as documents are received by the Inspector during the course of the Examination Hearings.

Older news updates are available in the Examination News Archive below.

 

Last updated: 24 May 2019