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Latest – Public consultation on Main Modifications to the DMP (6 March to 18 April 2019)
Examination Hearings into the Development Management Plan (DMP) were held from Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 8 November 2018. These hearings focussed on what the Inspector considers are the main issues fundamental to the soundness of the Plan.
Following the hearings, and in response to the Inspector’s Post Hearing Advice Note (ID-6), a number of proposed Main Modifications to the DMP have been identified. A Main Modification is an amendment which is considered necessary to make the DMP “sound”, and is required in order to address concerns raised by either the Inspector.
These Main Modifications are now published for public consultation to enable interested parties to comment on the proposed changes.
- The consultation will run from Wednesday 6 March 2019 until 5pm, Thursday 18 April.
- Comments must be received during this period and late representations cannot be taken into account.
A Schedule of the proposed Main Modifications (RBBC-DMP-008) is available to view below, along with updates to the Sustainability Appraisal (RBBC-DMP-010) and a Supplemental Note relating to Traveller Site Allocations (RBBC-DMP-009):
- Schedule of proposed Main Modifications (RBBC-DMP-008)
- Traveller Site Allocations Supplemental Note (RBBC-DMP-009)
- Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Addendum (RBBC-DMP-010)
- Habitats Regulation Assessment & Appropriate Assessment Addendum (HRA Addendum) (RBBC-DMP-011)
These documents are also available for inspection at the Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, RH2 0SH (8.45-17.00 Mon-Thurs, 8.45-16.45 Fri) and at libraries across the borough during the consultation period.
What can I comment on?
Comments are invited on the Main Modifications to the DMP contained in the Schedule above only. Comments may also be made on the supporting SA Addendum and Traveller Site Allocations Supplemental Note.
Comments are not invited on any other aspects of the DMP and this consultation is not an opportunity to re-open other parts of the document which have already been considered at length through the examination. If you have submitted representations to previous DMP consultations, the Inspector has considered these during the examination and there is no need to make these again.
How to make comments
You can send us your comments in the following ways:
Fill in the online survey.
- Download a comments form, complete it and return it:
- By email to – LDF@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
- By post to – Planning Policy, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH
- Request a comment form by calling 01737 276178 or collect one from the Town Hall in Reigate (between 0845-1700 Mon-Thu, and 0845-1645 Fri) or local libraries
Each of the Main Modifications has a unique reference number (MM*); this must be quoted when making representation.
If you have any queries about the consultation document, or the consultation process, or require any other assistance, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01737 276178 or email LDF@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
What happens next?
All comments relating to the Main Modifications to the Plan will be submitted to the Inspector.
The Inspector will consider all the comments received. The Inspector has indicated that she expects to deal with the issues raised through the Main Modifications through written representations and that further hearing sessions will only be scheduled in exceptional circumstances.
The Inspector will then present her final conclusion in a report. If the report concludes that the DMP is ‘sound’, the Council can adopt the DMP, subject to making the Modifications identified.
For completeness and clarity, the Council has also published alongside this Schedule updated versions of the Policies Map along with a series of Inset Maps showing each of the Main Modifications in detail.
These documents are published for information only, and are not subject to consultation, nor a matter for the Inspector’s consideration. The updated Policies Maps are available below:
- Updated Policies Maps:
- Main Modification Inset Maps:
Following submission of the draft Development Management Plan on the 18 May 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has appointed an independent Planning Inspector to conduct an examination into the “soundness” of the Reigate & Banstead Development Management Plan.
The appointed Planning Inspector is Helen Hockenhull BA(Hons) B.Pl MRTPI.
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 201 (National Archives website). The Inspector will also consider whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with the duty to co-operate (Legislation.gov.uk website) and meets the legal and procedural requirements.
Throughout the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be viewed online and at the Council’s main office. Some documents are also available at libraries across the borough. Further information can be found on the submisison page.
The comprehensive lists of Examination documents produced by the Planning Inspector and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are listed below.