1. Examination

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 2012. 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.

Examination Hearings are scheduled to start at 10am on the Tuesday 30th October 2018 at Reigate and Banstead Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, RH2 0SH. These hearings will focus 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 these 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, and some documents are also available at libraries across the borough.  Further information can be found here.

Examination Documents  

Date Stage Key documents
15 June 2018  - 28 June 2018

The Inspector's
Initial Questions

ID-1 - Initial questions for the Council  - Inspector's Questions to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council 15 June 2018

RBBC-DMP-001-Council Response to Inspector's Initial Questions (28 June 2018)

RBBC-DMP-001a - Housing Trajectory (28 June 2018)

17 August 2018 - 30 October 2018 Matters and Issues for Examination (Pre-Hearing)

ID-2 Schedule of Matters, Issues and Questions (17 August 2018)

ID-3 Examination Guidance Note (17 August 2018)

ID-4 Draft Hearing Timetable  (17 August 2018)

Examination Introduction Letter (17 August 2018)

RBBC-DMP-003-Minor Modifications Schedule to  the Submission DMP (20 August 2018)

RBBC-DMP-003a-Minor Modifications Track Change DMP (20 August 2018)

ID-4 V2 Draft Hearing Timetable (Updated 28 September 2018)

Representations to ID-2 Schedule of Matters, Issues and Questions (15 October 2018)

ID-4 V5 Draft Hearing Timetable (Updated 26 October 2018)

ID-4 V6 Draft Hearing Timetable (Updated 30 October 2018)

RBBC-DMP-SoCG01 RBBC and Natural England (30 October 2018)

RBBC-DMP-SoCG02 RBBC and Highways England (30 October 2018)

30 October 2018 - 9 November 2018 Examination Hearings

ID-4 V8 Draft Hearing Timetable (Updated 1 November 2018)

Matter 4 - Representor 1063 Reg. 19 Appendices (1 November 2018)

Matter 5 - High Court Judgement (Case No: CO/6376/2016) (1 November 2018)

Matter 5 - Copy of suggested MLS1 wording received from Representor 0136 (6 November 2018)

Matter 12 – Infrastructure Project FM7: Redhill  Flood Alleviation Scheme (6 November 2018)

Matter 1 - SEH7 compared to NWH1 and NWH2 in Flood Zones 2 and 3 (6 November 2018)

ID-5 Inspector Note regarding discussions around Matter 5b (6 November 2018)

List of Council's 'Action Points' arising from DMP Hearings - Week One (6 November 2018)

REP01480220001 Agreed Position Statement Redhill Garden Community Thakeham Highways England - 30 Oct 2018

Matter 6: Committee Report (PP:18/01134/F) as requested by Inspector (6 November 2018)

ID-4 V9 Reigate and Banstead DMP - Draft Hearing Timetable (Updated 6 November 2018)

Matter 8 - Site Maps as requested by Inspector for 2 sites related to the UOS Review

RBBC-DMP-004/a: Opening Statement

RBBC-DMP-004/b: Closing Statement

Matter 9 - Council's note re. Horley North West Sector and Infrastructure Provision

Full list of Council's 'action points'  arising from DMP Examination Hearings (Week One and Week Two)

22 November 2018 Post-Hearing Council's Response to Hearing Actions with Appendices

The comprehensive lists of Examination documents produced by the Planning Inspector and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are listed below.