Forest Heath Local Plan Examination 2017

The Forest Heath Local Plan documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 24 March 2017.

The Planning Inspectorate has appointed two Planning Inspectors to examine the submitted Plans.  They are Inspector Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI and Inspector Christa Masters MA(HONS) MRTPI.

The Local Plan comprises the Single Issue Review (SIR) of Core Strategy Policy CS7 Overall Housing Provision and Distribution and the Site Allocations Document.

Annette Feeney is the Programme Officer who is assisting the Inspector. All correspondence relating to the examination should be sent to the Programme Officer at:

  • email: annette.feeney@westsuffolk.gov.uk
  • phone: 07775 771026
  • post: c/o Strategic Planning, Forest Heath District Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU

Correspondence and updates relating to the examination can be viewed below, together with examination information and timetable.

If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination of the Local Plan will be carried out the Planning Inspectorate has published a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.

Examination information **** latest update 20 September 2017 (SIR hearing agenda added)

For Clarification - there are two separate documents which, when adopted, will form part of the Forest Heath Local Plan.
These two documents will be examined on separate dates in September and October 2017

Single Issue Review CS7 - Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017

Date  
20.09.2017 SIR Hearing Agenda
12.09.2017 Statements of Common Ground
11.09.2017 Single Issue Review Hearing Statements - these statements are written by the Council and objectors in response to the Inspector’s Matters and Issues and may include Statements of Common Ground
03.08.2017 Notice of Independent Examination under Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
24.07.2017 Single Issue Review Matters and Issues - these are the matters and issues that the Inspector has identified to date for consideration at the hearings. The list of matters and issues will be updated during the examination process
24.07.2017 Single Issue Review Hearings programme (Version 1 - 21 July 2017 )
24.07.2017 Single Issue Review examination guidance from the Inspectors

Site Allocations Local Plan - Tuesday 17 October to Thursday 19 October 2017 (Tuesday 24 October - reserve date if required)

Date  
to follow Statements of Common Ground
to follow Site Allocations Local Plan Hearing Statements - these statements are written by the Council and objectors in response to the Inspector’s Matters and Issues and may include Statements of Common Ground
15.08.2017 Notice of Independent Examination under Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
14.08.2017 Site Allocations Local Plan Matters and Issues - these are the matters and issues that the Inspector has identified to date for consideration at the hearings. The list of matters and issues will be updated during the examination process
14.08.2017 Site Allocations Local Plan Hearings Programme (Version 1 - 8 August 2017)
14.08.2017 Site Allocations Local Plan examination guidance from the Inspector

Correspondence **** last updated 27 June 2017 ****

Date Correspondence Response Date
27.06.2017

Council's letter to Inspectors

 

1. FHDC answers to Inspectors questions and annex A


2. Question 9 - Core Strategy 2010 with quashed elements struck through


3. Late response to SALP/SIR submission from National Grid

   
02.06.2017 Letter from Inspector - Single Issue Review of Core Strategy Policy CS7

First response to PINs from Council - Timescale for responding to Inspectors' letter of 2 June 2017

06.06.2017

Core Document Library

Section A - Background documents comprising: Section B - Direct Documents comprising: Section C - Submission documents comprising: Section D - post-submission documents comprising:

International documents

Forest Heath documents

Submission documents.

Evidence documents

Regulations

Local Enterprise Partnership and County documents, profiles and online resources   5-year land supply

Acts

    SIR - parts for adoption - clean and tracked versions

Planning Policy Guidance

     

National documents

     

County documents

     

Joint Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury documents

     

Forest Heath Documents

     

View representations made to the proposed submission documents

Go back to Single Issue Review home page

Go back to Site Allocations Local Plan home page