Local Plan Review Examination
Update (1st 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.
The preliminary hearings will be held at -
Crystal Suite, Best Western Tiverton Hotel,
Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DB
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).
Mid Devon District Council responded to this request by submitting ID07 to the Inspector.
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.
32 representations were received in the period 28th February to 11th April 2018. Three late representations were also received. These representations along with the findings of the Independent Review of the Sustainability Appraisal Update 2017 and associated documents have been submitted to the Inspector. Revised hearing dates will be set by the Inspector. Updates will be posted on the Local Plan Review Examination page.
The 32 representations received during the consultation period can be viewed below:
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:
Three late representations were also received which can be viewed below:
SA Update consultation documents
A summary of the main comments received and the Council's responses to these comments can be viewed here:
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).
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 will be available from
22nd June to respond to queries.
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