UPDATE (14 September 2017): The Planning Inspector has postponed the first Examination Hearings due to take place on the 26 and 27September 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 has requested an adjournment of the Local Plan Hearings.  These were due to be held at Phoenix House, Tiverton on 26 and 27 September 2017. 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).

Mid Devon District Council considers that this adjournment will provide the opportunity for the council to commission an independent report to review the Sustainability Appraisal of the proposed plan. The Council considers this precautionary additional work will benefit the Examination, aid the Inspector’s decision making, and give additional assurance to all hearing participants and the public that a fair and thorough assessment has been undertaken.

An opportunity for public consultation on the findings of this independent assessment will be provided prior to the hearings being reconvened. Revised hearing dates will be set by the Inspector following public consultation.

 


 

Mid Devon 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.

 


Inspector's documents

ID01 – Inspector’s Guidance Note
ID02 - Inspector’s Matters and Issues
ID03 – Inspector’s draft Hearing Programme v1
ID04 – MDDC Adjournment Request Letter
ID05 - Adjournment Request - Response

 


Hearing Statements

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

photo1, photo2, photo3, photo4, photo5,

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


Examination documents

 

In addition to the submitted documents, a number of further documents have been or will be produced by Mid Devon District Council, the Examiner and other examination participants during the course of the examination. These will be added here as they are published.

 

Submitted and Examination documents 
 

Programme Officer

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

 


 

 

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