Mid Devon District Council submitted the Local Plan Review 2013 - 2033 to the Planning Inspectorate on 31 March 2017, for examination into the legal compliance and soundness of the Plan.

The Secretary of State has appointed Mr Paul Griffiths BSc (Hons) BArch IHBC to conduct the examination and to report to the Council in due course.

Following preliminary hearings in September 2018, the Council received a letter from the Inspector setting out his preliminary conclusions and advising on the next steps for the examination process. For more information, please see the Examination Hearings section below.


 

For a time-line of the updates as the Examination progresses, please see below.

Update (29 October 2018)

Inspector’s letter following the Preliminary Hearings

Following preliminary hearings in September 2018, the Council received a letter from the Inspector setting out his preliminary conclusions and advising on the next steps for the examination process. For more information, please see the Examination Hearings section below.

This letter has been added to the Inspector's Documents List below.

Update (21 September 2018)

The Preliminary hearings into Policy J27 Land at Junction 27 and associated policies SP2 Higher Town, Sampford Peverell and TIV16 Blundells School have now concluded. The Inspector will clarify the situation in relation to these policies and how the Examination will then proceed in due course.

Various documents were presented to the Inspector during the course of the Preliminary hearings (see below). These can be viewed in the general examination documents list in the Examination Library (see above).

 

ED01 - Core Strategy Inspector's Report extract - 2007 - (PCL Planning)

ED02 - Mid Devon Area Profile (Seri/Ekosgen) extract - Feb 2014 - (PCL Planning)

ED03 - MDDC Cabinet Report extract - September 2016 - (PCL Planning)

ED04 - TIV16 land ownership (MDDC)

ED04a - Email from agent

ED04b - Land Registry Details

ED04c - Company Ownership Information

ED05 - 2004 Regs EO Commentary Extracts (Drew)

ED06 - MDDC Response to ED05 (MDDC) 


Update (17 September 2018)

The Council has provided one additional document to the Inspector for consideration during the preliminary hearing into Policy J27 ‘Land at Junction 27’ on 20th September 2018. The document is available to view in the Examination Library above.

 

   SCG – 7 Statement of Common Ground

- MDDC, Devon County Council, Highways England and Aviva Life & Pensions (UK) Ltd

 

Update (14 September 2018)

The Council has provided one additional document to the Inspector for consideration during the preliminary hearing into Policy J27 ‘Land at Junction 27’ on 20th September 2018. The document is available to view in the Examination Library above.

 

   SCG – 8 Statement of Common Ground    

      - MDDC, Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd, The Eden Project     

 

Update (3 September 2018)

The Council has provided one additional document to the Inspector for consideration during the preliminary hearing into Policy J27 ‘Land at Junction 27’ on 20th September 2018. The document is available to view in the Examination Library above.

 

   SCG – 6 Statement of Common Ground

      - MDDC and Natural England

 

Update (9 August 2018)

The Council has provided two additional documents to the Inspector, for consideration during the preliminary hearing into Policy J27 ‘Land at Junction 27’ on 20th September 2018. The documents have been added to the Examination Document page .

 

   SCG-4 Updated Statement of Common Ground

      - MDDC, Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd Issues 2, 3, 4 and 8

   ECO08 Independent Review of the financial viability study prepared by GL Hearn    

      - MDDC and Savills

 

Update (1 June 2018)

The Inspector has confirmed that the preliminary hearings into Policy J27 Land at Junction 27 and associated policies SP2 Higher Town, Sampford Peverell and TIV16 Blundells School, will take place on 20th and 21st September 2018.

After that, the Inspector will clarify the situation in relation to those policies, and how the Examination will then proceed.

The Inspector has issued revised documents for Matters and Issues (ID02a) and the Hearing Programme (ID03a) but is not inviting further hearing statements from the Council or other participants.

 

  ID02a - version 2 of Matters and Issues

  ID03a - version 2 of the Hearing Programme    

The following Inspector’s documents have now been superseded:

ID02 - Inspector’s Matters and Issues

ID03 – Inspector’s draft Hearing Programme v1

 

The preliminary hearings will be held at -

Crystal Suite, Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Blundell's Road, Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DB

commencing at

10.00am on Thursday 20 September 2018

 

Update (29 May 2018)

The Planning Inspector submitted letter ID06 to Mid Devon District Council asking the Council to review the submitted Habitat Regulations Assessment and confirm the extent to which it is legally compliant in light of the recent judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (Case C-323/17).

ID06 – Inspector’s HRA review letter 

Mid Devon District Council responded to this request by submitting ID07 to the Inspector.

ID07 – MDDC HRA review response 

 

Update (27 April 2018)

The findings of the Independent Review of the Sustainability Appraisal Update 2017, associated documents and representations received in the period 28th February to 11th April 2018 have been submitted to the Inspector.

For more information please click on the relevant link above.

 

Update (28 February 2018)

Revised hearing dates to be set following public consultation on update to Sustainability Appraisal (SA).

An opportunity for public consultation on the findings of the independent review and proposed amendments to the Sustainability Appraisal will take place between 28th February and 11th April 2018. The proposed amendments add greater clarity to the Sustainability Appraisal and do not amend the content of the Mid Devon Local Plan Review (incorporating proposed modifications) that has already been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination. Revised hearing dates will be set by the appointed Inspector following this period of consultation. For more information on the public consultation please click here 

 

Update (14 September 2017)

The Planning Inspector postponed the first Examination Hearings due to take place on the 26 and 27 September at the request of Mid Devon District Council.

Having reviewed the statements received by Examination Hearing participants and having taken legal advice, Mid Devon District Council requested an adjournment of the Local Plan Hearings. This adjournment provided the opportunity for the council to commission an independent report by consultants LUC to review the Sustainability Appraisal of proposed modifications made to Mid Devon Local Plan Review.

These Inspector-led hearings were to consider the proposed leisure, tourism and retail allocation at Junction 27 of the M5 motorway (policy J27) and the housing sites at Higher Town, Sampford Peverell (policy SP2) and at Blundell’s Road, Tiverton (policy TIV16).

The preliminary hearings into Policy J27 Land at Junction 27 and associated policies SP2 Higher Town, Sampford Peverell and TIV16 Blundells School, took place on 20th and 21st September 2018.  

The Council has received the Inspector’s letter on the 29th October following the preliminary hearings. Having considered matters relating to Policies J27 Land at Junction 27, SP2 Higher Town Sampford Peverell and TIV16 Blundells School, the Inspector is content that the Examination should continue to Main Hearings. The Inspector will now be working on a series of Matters and Issues with a view to making these available in early December 2018 and has asked that the Council suggest some potential dates for the main hearings. The Council will publish further details about the Main Hearings once the dates for these are known.

The Inspector’s letter following the Preliminary Hearings has been added to the Inspector's Documents List below.

The Programme Officer is Robert Young, responsible for assisting the Examiner with all aspects of the examination administration. The Programme Officer is independent of the Council and works directly to the Examiner. All communications for the Examiner should be sent to the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

     Robert Young,

     Programme Officer,

     Local Plan Review Examination,

     c/o Forward Planning,

     Phoenix House,

     Phoenix Lane,

     Tiverton, EX16 6PP

 

     Mobile Number   -   07815 803758

     e-mail: ryoung@middevon.gov.uk

The Local Plan Review Examination Library consists of two main parts:

1)   The documents submitted to the Inspector by the Council for examination on 31st March 2017 which can be viewed on the Core Documents page.

2)   A number of further documents have been or will be produced by Mid Devon District Council and other examination participants during the course of the examination. These will be added to the 'Examination Documents page' as they are published.

Any updates to the Inspector’s documents can be found in the relevant section above.

J27

  J27 - MDDC - 1 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 1

  J27 - MDDC - 2 - Mid Devon District Council Issues 2,3,4,8

  J27 - MDDC - 3 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 5

  J27 - MDDC - 4 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 6

  J27 - MDDC - 5 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 7

  J27 - MDDC - 6 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 9

  J27 - MDDC - 7 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 10

  J27 - MDDC - 8 - Mid Devon District Council Issue 11

   J27 - 01 - Harcourt Kerr Hearing Statement

   J27 - 02 - CPRE Hearing Statement

   J27 - 03 - North Devon Council Hearing Statement

   J27 - 04 - Natural England Hearing Statement

   J27 - 04a - Natural England Appendix A

   J27 - 05 - Devon County Council Hearing Statement

   J27 - 06 - B Evans Hearing Statement

   J27 - 07 - Lowman Manufacturing Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-1 - Friends Life Issue 1 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-2 - Friends Life Issue 2 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-3 - Friends Life Issue 3 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-4 - Friends Life Issue 4 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-5 - Friends Life Issue 5 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-6 - Friends Life Issue 6 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-7 - Friends Life Issue 7 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-8 - Friends Life Issue 8 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-9 - Friends Life Issue 9 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-10 - Friends Life Issue 10 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 08-11 - Friends Life Issue 11 Hearing Statement

   J27 - 09 - Gleeson Developments Hearing Statement

   J27 - 10 - G Evans Hearing Statement

   J27 - 11 - Tiverton Civic Society Hearing Statement

   J27 - 12 - Taunton Deane Council Hearing Statement

   J27 - 13 - Grantham Hearing Statement

   J27 - 14 - Land Securities

 

SP2

  SP2 - MDDC - 09 - Mid Devon District Council Issues 12-16 

   SP2 - 01 - Bartlett Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 02 - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 02a - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Appendix A

   SP2 - 02b - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Appendix B

   SP2 - 02c - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Appendix C

   SP2 - 02d - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Appendix D

   SP2 - 02e - Harcourt Kerr 6790 Appendix E

   SP2 - 03 - Byrom Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 04 - CPRE Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 05 - Devon County Council Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 06 - C Chesney Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 07 - Keary Hearing Statement

   SP2 - 08 - Drew Hearing Statement Issues 12-15

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Covering Letter

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Annex 1

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Annex 2

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Annex 3

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 1

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 2

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 3

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 4

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 5

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 6

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 7

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 8

     SP2 - 08 - Drew Appendix 9

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photo6, photo7, photo8, photo9, photo10a,

photo10b, photo11, photo12, photo 13a,

photo13b, photo14a, photo14b, photo 15a,

photo15b, photo16, photo17, photo18, photo19

 

TIV16

   TIV16 - MDDC - 10 - Mid Devon District Council Issues 17-21  

   TIV16 - 01 - Waddeton Park Hearing Statement

   TIV16 - 02 - Blundells School Hearing Statement

 

STATEMENTS OF COMMON GROUND

   SCG-1 - MDDC, Friends Life, Eden Project - Issues 1,5,6,7

   SCG-1C - MDDC, Friends Life, Eden Project - Appendix C

   SCG-2 - MDDC, Friends Life - Issues 2,3,4,8

   SCG-3 - MDDC, Devon CC, Highways England, Friends Life - Issue 10

 

FURTHER WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS

   FWR - 01 - SP2 - Bond further written representation

   FWR - 02 - SP2 - Thomas further written representation  

   FWR - 03 - J27 - Southall further written representation

Mid Devon District Council requested an adjournment of the Local Plan Hearings in September 2017. This adjournment provided the opportunity for the Council to commission an independent report by consultants LUC to review the Sustainability Appraisal of proposed modifications made to Mid Devon Local Plan Review.

Public consultation on the findings of the independent review and proposed amendments to the Sustainability Appraisal took place between 28th February and 11th April 2018. The proposed amendments add greater clarity to the Sustainability Appraisal and do not amend the content of the Mid Devon Local Plan Review (incorporating proposed modifications) that has already been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.

The findings of the Independent Review of the Sustainability Appraisal Update 2017, associated documents and representations received in the period 28th February to 11th April 2018 were submitted to the Inspector in April 2018.

The consultation documents, thirty-two representations received during the consultation period and three late representations also received can be viewed below.


1 - Nicholas Allan

2 - Christine Mason

3 - Winkleigh PC

4 - DCC

5 - Tiverton Civic Society

6 - Mr and Mrs Dumble

7 - Historic England

8 - Willand PC

9 - Waddeton Park co PCL Planning

10 - Margaret Ritchie

11 - David Ritchie

12 - Marilyn Saunders

13 - John Saunders

14 - Gleeson Developments co Chilmark

15 - Natural England

16 - Nigel Cant

17 - John Crocker

18 - ALP co Rapleys

19 - Gordon Guest

20 - Place Land

21 - Halberton PC

22 - Barratt David Wilson Homes co Turley

23 - Gallagher Estates co Turley

24 - M A Hooper

25 - SG Brimacombe and Sons co McMurdo

26 - Cllr Keith Grantham

27 - Mrs L J Grantham

28 - Landsec co Rocke Associates

29 - LVA co Walsingham Planning

30 - M P Drew

31 - Bradninch TC

32 - Jamie Byron

 

 

 


You can search all representations received during the consultation period held on the Schedule of amendments made to the SA Update 2017 by surname, ID number or organisation. For a list of ID numbers please use the link below:

ID by Surname

 

Three late representations were also received which can be viewed below:

  1. Lowman Manufacturing c-o J & K Property
  2. Robert Bond
  3. Cullompton Town Council

 

SA Update consultation documents 

SA-01:  Schedule of amendments made to the SA Update 2017

SA-02:  SA Update 2018 (incorporating proposed amendments)

SA-03:  LUC SA Update Review 2018 (review of SA by independent consultants)

SA-04:  Executive Summary of SA Review process 

Statement of Representations Procedure

Statement of availability of proposed documents

 

A summary of the main comments received and the Council's responses to these comments can be viewed here:

SA-05:  Consultation Summary Document


 

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