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Core Strategy Examination

This page contains details about the Core Strategy Examination.

Core Strategy adopted

Following a special Full Council meeting on 3 July 2014, the Reigate & Banstead Core Strategy has been adopted with immediate effect. All planning applications will be now be assessed against the Core Strategy, alongside saved policies in the Borough Local Plan 2005.

The Affordable Housing SPD has now also come into effect. This SPD will now be a material consideration in the assessment of planning applications.

Examination documents

Examination documents are available via the links below:

The submitted Core Strategy

The Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State in May 2012. Following an Exploratory Meeting in August 2012 and 6 month suspension period a revised Core Strategy was submitted to the Planning Inspector in February 2013.

The Core Strategy: Further Amendments set out the general principle that in the future some development may be needed on greenfield (Green Belt) sites should suitable development opportunities in existing urban areas run out. Find out more about our proposals:

Local MP Crispin Blunt secured a Parliamentary Debate about the Council’s Core Strategy proposals in January 2013. The transcript of the debate is available below:

Inspector and Programme Officer

Inspector Martin Pike BA MA MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination into the Core Strategy. An independent Programme Officer has also been appointed and will be responsible for organising and programming all procedural matters. Contact details for the Programme Officer are as follows:

  • Claire Jones-Hughes, Banks Solutions, c/o 6 Brading Road, Brighton, BN2 3PD
    Tel: 01273 381518, mobile: 07737 786425, email: bankssolutionsuk@gmail.com

Further information about the Examination procedure and the role of the Programme Officer is available from the Planning Inspectorate:

Last updated : 07/07/2014

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