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

The Inspector's
Initial Questions

ID-1 - Initial questions for the Council  - Inspector's Questions to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council 15 June 2018
28 June 2018 Council's response to Inspector's Initial Questions RBBC-DMP-001-Council Response to Inspector's Initial Questions
17 August 2018 Schedule of Matters, Issues and Questions ID-2 Schedule of Matters, Issues and Questions
17 August 2018 Examination Guidance Note ID-3 Examination Guidance Note
17 August 2018 Draft Hearing Timetable ID-4 Draft Hearing Timetable
17 August 2018 Examination Introduction Letter Examination Introduction Letter

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