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Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination.

Local Plan Examination

Our Local Plan was submitted for examination on 15 May 2017 and Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) DipTP DipMgmt MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of our Local Plan (2013-2032). His task will be to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

The Stage 2 hearing sessions of the Examination in Public of the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan were completed 26 October 2017. The Inspector set up a meeting with the Council, to be held in the Council Chamber at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 27 October, to discuss the next steps in the Examination in Public of the Local Plan. 

As with the Hearing Sessions,  members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting but there will not be any opportunity to take part in the discussions.

View the meeting.

 

Our plan should be:

  • Positively prepared: it should be based on a strategy that looks at meeting objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements. This includes; where reasonable to do so; those unmet by our neighbours. It should also be consistent with achieving sustainable development

  • Justified: it should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence

  • Effective: it should be deliverable and based on effective joint working with partners and neighbours; and

  • Consistent with national policy: it should enable the delivery of sustainable development set out by national policy 

 

Programme Officer

Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer.

She is an independent officer of the examination and works on the inspectors behalf, organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process.

Any queries about the examination or any correspondence to the inspector should be sent to:

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer
PO Services
PO Box 10965
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 3BF

You can also contact her by emailing louise@poservices.co.uk or calling 07789 486419

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Examination Documents

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Stage 1 Hearing Sessions

Stage 2 Hearing Sessions

Regulation 19 Representations

 

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