Local Plan Examination
Examination of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Notice of Independent Examination Hearing Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 Statutory Instrument No.767 Regulation 24
The Examination Hearings will commence at 09.30am on Tuesday 9 May 2017 and will take place in the Committee Room, Matlock Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN.
The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on 19th December 2016. A copy of the Submission Letter is available to view below:
The notice of submission statement is available to view below:
The Secretary of State has appointed Mark Dakeyne BA(Hons) MRTPI as the Inspector to undertake the independent examination of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. His role is to determine whether the Plan is sound and complies with all legal requirements. The criteria for soundness are whether the Plan's policies are positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
Local Plan Programme Officer
Carmel Edwards has been appointed as the Local Plan Programme officer for the examination and will deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters. She is independent from the Council and reports directly to the Inspector. All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer.
Ms Carmel Edwards
C/O Derbyshire Dales District Council
Tel: 01629 761175
For news on the examination please visit our Examination News Page. This will be updated regularly
The Inspector will conduct a series of public hearings as part of the examination process. The hearing sessions (which are part of the overall Examination) will open on Tuesday 9 May 2017. The first week of sessions (Stage 1) will take place on 9, 10 and 11 May. They will take place in the Committee Room. Matlock Town Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN.
Information about further hearing sessions (Stage 2) will be publicised as soon as they have been arranged.
The Examination library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the production of the Local Planning document. It also contains documents relating to the examination, and will be updated as the examination progresses.
A detailed summary of the duly made representations received on the Local Plan, is available to view on the Council’s consultation website here
A detailed assessment of the duly made representations in Plan order, with Council response, is available here
The Examination process
If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination will be carried out the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice
The Inspector will conduct a series of public hearings as part of the examination process. The hearing sessions (which are part of the overall Examination) will open on Tuesday 9 May 2017. The first week of sessions (Stage 1) will take place on 9, 10 and 11 May. They will take place in the Committee Room, Matlock Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN.
Information about further hearing sessions (Stage 2) will be publicised as soon as these have been arranged.