Examination of the Local Plan for the Broads 2018
Full Authority, on 16 March 2018, resolved to submit the Local Plan for the Broads to the Planning Inspectorate for examination in public.
The Local Plan was sent to the Planning Inspectorate on 19 March 2018. All examination documents are in the Examination Library (see below).
The Local Plan will now go to Planning Committee and Full Authority in May for adoption.
Responses to the consultation on modifications to the Local Plan
Consultation of modifications to the Local Plan
Following the close of public hearings in September 2018 the Inspector has written to the council advising what modifications are likely to be required in order for the plan to be found ‘sound’.
A consultation on these modifications ran from 28 January to 15 March 2019.
This consultation was not an opportunity to re-state previous representations, as these have already been considered as part of the examination. This was also not an opportunity to raise new objections to the submitted Local Plan. This consultation was purely on the modifications and it is only these which are available for comment. Responses to this consultation were considered by the Inspector before she prepared her final report on the Local Plan for the Broads.
Main Modifications: View a schedule of the main changes proposed
Local Plan: An updated PDF version of the Local Plan which highlights all of the main and additional modifications proposed (for reference purposes only).
The Modifications Consultation Sustainability Appraisal Report was also available to comment on. The changes to the report reflect the changes to the Local Plan and are marked up in a similar way to the Local Plan.
Habitat Regulations Assessment
The Habitat Regulations Assessment was republished in full to take into account the proposed Main Modifications and is subject to consultation alongside the Main Modifications.
Alongside the consultation on Main Modifications, the Authority has also published a number of proposed ‘Additional Modifications’ which it wishes to make to the plan prior to adoption. These ‘Additional Modifications’ do not materially alter the policies of the plan and are generally minor clarifications, consequential amendments associated with the Main Modifications and corrections of factual errors in the supporting text of the plan.
Policies Maps modifications
A number of changes were proposed to the Policies Maps to take into account ‘Main Modifications’ and ‘Additional Modifications’ and to correct other errors noticed since publication. A schedule of policies map changes was published together with revised policies maps incorporating the proposed changes.
30 November 2018
Latest hearing dates: 2-6 July and 6, 7 and 10 September 2018
Venue: Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY (head office)
How to find us: www.broads-authority.gov.uk/contact-us
Latest hearing programme and agendas:
- EPS4e - Draft hearing programme (v5) - 23 August 2018
- EPS9g - Hearing Agenda - Thursday 6 September (day 3)
- EPS9h - Hearing Agenda - Friday 7 September (day 4)
- EPS9i - Hearing Agenda - Monday 10 September (day 5)
Please note these are subject to change, so check regularly if you are planning to attend a hearing session.
Archive programme documents:
- EPS4d - Draft hearing programme (v4) - 19 July 2018 Replaced by (v5)
- EPS4c - Draft hearing programme (v3) - 27 June 2018 Replaced by (v4)
- EPS4b - Draft hearing programme (v2) 26 June 2018 Replaced by (v3)
- EPS4 - Draft hearing programme (v1) Replaced by (v2)
- EPS9a - Hearing Agenda - Monday 2 July (day 1) COMPLETED
- EPS9b - Hearing Agenda – Tuesday 3 July (day 2) COMPLETED
- EPS9c - Hearing Agenda – Wednesday 4 July (day 3) POSTPONED
- EPS9d - Hearing Agenda – Thursday 5 July (day 4) POSTPONED
- EPS9e - Hearing Agenda - Tuesday 17 July (day 5) POSTPONED
- EPS9f - Hearing Agenda - Wednesday 18 July (day 6) POSTPONED
The Planning Inspector was Ms Katie Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI. Her task was to examine the soundness of the Plan and whether it met the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and associated regulations.
The Programme Officer for the Examination was Lottie Carlton (who took over from Maria Conti). In this capacity she acted as an independent link between all parties and the Planning Inspector, and was the first point of contact on all Examination matters.