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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

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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).

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