Local Plan Review Examination
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.
|TIV16 - MDDC - 10 - Mid Devon District Council Issues 17-21|
STATEMENTS OF COMMON GROUND
FURTHER WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS
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|
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.
Local Plan Review Examination,
c/o Forward Planning,
Tiverton, EX16 6PP
Mobile Number - 07815 803758