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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 that is considered necessary to make the DMP “sound”, and is required in order to address concerns raised by either the Inspector.
These Main Modifications were published for public consultation between 6 March and 18 April 2019. All responses received have now been collated and submitted to the Inspector for consideration. The documents made available during the public consultation can be found in the table below.
What happens next?
The Inspector will consider all the comments received. The Inspector has previously 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 conclusions in a final report. If the report concludes that the DMP is ‘sound’, the Council can adopt the DMP, subject to making the Modifications identified.
Any further materials or updates regarding the next steps in the examination process will be added to this webpage.
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 (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 submission page.
The comprehensive lists of Examination documents produced by the Planning Inspector and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council are listed below.