1. Examination

Development Management Plan Submission

The Reigate & Banstead Development Management Plan (DMP) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Local Government on 18 May 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector.

Next steps

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to conduct an examination into the “soundness” of the Reigate & Banstead Development Management Plan.  The Planning Inspector's task is to consider the soundness of the submitted plan, based on the criteria within paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Inspector will also consider whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the duty to co-operate and meets the legal and procedural requirements.

The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector considers are the main issues fundamental to the soundness of the Plan. Those who made representations proposing changes to the DMP during the Regulation 19 publication and who are asked to be heard in person will be invited by the Inspector to take part in the hearings. Those people will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the examination ti­­metable has been finalised.

Throughout the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be viewed on-line and at the Council’s main office.

Programme Officer 

A Programme Officer, Mr Chris Banks of Banks Solutions, has been appointed to organise and manage the administration and procedural matters of the examination process on behalf of the appointed Inspector. He will act as the liaison between the Inspector, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and representors. The Programme Officer is an independent officer, has no involvement with the preparation of the Development Management Plan and reports directly to the Planning Inspector.

The Programme Officer will also contact all those who responded to the publication of the Proposed Submission DMP at the Regulation 19 stage to provide further detail on the examination process.

Any correspondence or queries relating to the examination process, or any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector, should be directed to the Programme Officer:

Address: C/O Banks Solutions, 64 Lavinia Way, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1EF

Email: bankssolutionsuk@gmail.com

Tel: 01903 783722

Documents Submitted

A full indexed list of all of the submission core and supporting evidence documents is available here. All documents in this list are available to download from web links.  Quick links to key documents are below:

Viewing Documents

Hard copies of those documents listed above are available for inspection at the main Council Offices in the Town Hall, Reigate during normal opening hours. Copies of the Local Plan and Submission Policies Maps, Sustainability Appraisal, and Consultation and Publication Statements will also be available for inspection at any of the Borough's libraries during their normal opening hours.  Further details can be found here.

Purchasing copies

A hard copy of the Submission Development Management Plan (2018) (including maps) can be purchased from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council for a cost of £12.00 plus postage costs (£5.50 for first class, £3.00 for second class. Additional postage costs may apply if ordering more than one copy). Please call 01737 276178 or email LDF@reigate-banstead.gov.uk to request a copy. Hard copies of all other documents are available on request, at the cost of printing the document. 


The Council published the Proposed Submission Development Management Plan (2018) between 10 January 2018 and 4 May 2018 in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  This followed a consultation (Regulation 18) between August and October 2016 on DMP potential issues and draft policies.

To see the Regulation 18 Development Management Plan please visit the Regulation 18 webpages.

Representations submitted on the Regulation 19 Development Management Plan will be available to download in due course.