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Core Strategy Examination

This page contains details about the Core Strategy Examination.

The Core Strategy was due to be considered by the Council's Executive on Thursday 20 March. Following recent developments, including correspondence between the Planning Minister and the Planning Inspectorate, an Addendum Report was prepared.

To give Members time to read, discuss and reflect on the latest documentation, additional reports and advice, consideration of the Executive Report was deferred. The Core Strategy is now scheduled to be considered by the Executive on 19 June for recommendation to Full Council for adoption on 24 July.

Inspector's Report published

The Council has now received the report of Mr Martin Pike BA MA MRTPI into the Reigate & Banstead Core Strategy.

A composite version of the Core Strategy has been prepared, incorporating the Inspector's recommended modifications. Note that this is a working draft document and is subject to change.

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:

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

Last updated : 23/04/2014

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