Local Plan, Part 1 Core Strategy Examination

Core Strategy Examination

The Council submitted the Derby City Local Plan – Part 1 Core Strategy to the secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 18 December 2015.

The Statement of Fact  ‌sets out which documents the Council submitted to the Secretary of State in addition to the Core Strategy.

It is now considered that, following the submission of the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State, that the examination process has begun and any correspondence about the examination should be sent to the Programme Officer.

Examination News

5 December 2016

 Local Plan Part 1 Core Strategy Inspector's Report Dec 2016 has been received by the Council. 

13 September 2016

Consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications starts on Wednesday 14th September and ends at 5:00pm on Thursday 27th October 2016. Further information can be found on the Local Plan, Part 1 Core Strategy Main Modifications Consultation page.

30 August 2016

The Council has written to the Inspector regarding the timetable for the consultation on Main Modifications. The letter can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page. 

26 August 2016

A document containing two appeal decisions has been added to the library. This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

18 August 2016

The Inspector, Mr Moore, has written to the Council regarding the Main Modifications. The letter can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

15 August 2016

Further statements have been received in response to Mr Moore's communication to respondents of 13th of July. They can be viewed on the local Plan part 1 Core Strategy Further Statements page. 

28 July 2016

Documents have been added to the Library. A Statement of Common Ground has been agreed relating to the enactment of s124 of the Housing and Planning Bill 2016. An email has been received regarding the Breadsall Hill Top site. These documents can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

22 July 2016

On Tuesday 12 July the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published 2014-based Sub National Household Projections (SNHP). The Inspector has invited Derby City Council and respondents to comment on any implications of the projections for the Derby City Local Plan Part 1. These should be submitted to the Programme Officer by Friday 12 August 2016.

13 July 2016

Further statements have been received in response to Mr Moore's letter to respondents of 14 June. They can be viewed on the Local Plan part 1 Core Strategy Further Statements page.

8 July 2016

The Council has produced a revised schedule of proposed Main Modifications with alternative numbering requested by the inspector.  This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

23 June 2016

The Inspector has sent a letter to the Council regarding sustainable drainage systems, this can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

15 June 2016

Having reviewed the comments made on the additional information provided by the Council on the five year housing land supply, the Inspector has decided that the further hearing provisionally arranged for 29 June 2016 will not be necessary and has therefore been cancelled.  However, as originally proposed, the Council can make any final written comments on the responses by 24 June 2016.

14 June 2016

The Council has now provided the report, requested by the Inspector, considering the implications of the recently published 2014 based population projections on the housing needs evidence for the Derby HMA, as well as two other updates.  These have been added to the examination library, (EX046-EX049) and can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

13 June 2016

Further statements have been received in response to further work on 5 year housing land supply.  They can be viewed on the local Plan part 1 Core Strategy Further Statements page

20 May 2016

The Council has now provided the additional information requested by the Inspector on 5 year housing land supply.  These have been added to the examination library, (EX038-EX041) and can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

5 May 2016

The examination hearings concluded today. Additional documents have been added to the examination library , including a letter from the inspector to the Council.  Documents can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

22 Apr 2016

Documents have been added to the examination library.  These can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

19 April 2016

The inspector has now started to issue Hearing agendas.  These can be viewed in the Hearing Information. More agendas will be added in due course. An updated Programme has also been issued.  

12 April 2016

An Appeal Decision regarding land in Spondon has been added to the examination library. This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page

7 April 2016

The Council has produced a schedule of proposed Main Modifications.  This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page

4 April 2016

Further statements have been received in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions.  These can be viewed on the local Plan part 1 Core Strategy Further Statements page 

17 March 2016

The inspector has sent a letter to the Council regarding modifications.  This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

3 March 2016

The Inspector has now issued final versions of his Matters, Issues and Questions, Guidance note and Programme. These supersede the versions issued on 15 February. These can be viewed on the local Plan part 1 Core Strategy Further Statements page.  

24 February

The examination public hearings will open at 10am on Tuesday 26 April 2016. For more details on dates and venue please see the Hearings information section below

15 February

The inspector has issued his Matters, Issues and Questions as well as Guidance notes and a draft Timetable.  These can be viewed on the Examination Hearings page.

10 February 2016 The Council have now responded to the inspector’s initial letter.  This response and four appendices can be viewed on the Examination Hearings Page
28 January 2016 The inspector has issued his initial letter for the Council.  This can be viewed on the Examination Hearings Page
18 December 2015 The Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination. 

Inspector Details

Mr Michael Moore BA (HONS) MRTPI CMILT MCIHT has been appointed by the Planning Inspectorate to examine the plan as to its soundness according to paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework where the plan should be:

  • positively prepared - the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development
  • justified - the plan should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence
  • effective - the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities, and
  • consistent with national policy - the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the framework.

Submission Documents

In addition to the Derby City Local Plan - Part 1 Core Strategy Pre-Submission, the Council submitted a number of supporting documents to the Secretary of State. We have published a complete list of submission documents.

Representations

Through the latest consultation on the Test of Soundness, the Council received a number of representations from statutory bodies, businesses and members of the local community.  The representations have now been sent to an independent Planning Inspector for consideration.

Hearing Information

Hearing Agendas

The public hearing sessions commenced on Tuesday 26 April 2016 and ran for six days, closing on Thursday 5 May 2016. 

There were two venues for the public hearings, both just a few minutes walk from the Council House. 

All sessions were open to the public to observe. More details on timings and contents of the sessions can be found in the Updated Programme 22 April 2016. Please note this was subject to change. 

 

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Derby City Council
Spatial and Transport Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640807
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby City Council
Spatial Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS

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