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Borough Plan examination

Borough Plan examination overview

The Inspector

The Secretary of State has appointed David Spencer BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI to undertake the independent examination into whether the Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Plan is sound and complies with all the legal requirements. The criteria for soundness are whether the Plan’s policies are positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

Programme Officer

Carmel Edwards has been appointed as the 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.

Contact details:

Ms Carmel Edwards
C/O Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
Town Hall,
Coton Road,
Nuneaton,
CV11 5AA

Telephone: 07969 631930
Email:  programmeofficer@carmeledwards.com

Hearing sessions

The Inspector will conduct a series of public hearings as part of the examination process. These will be held at the Town Hall, Nuneaton.  The Stage 1 hearings took place between 30 August 2017 - 1 September 2017. The programme for this is available in the examination library (INS/11), alongside the Inspectors notes day 1 (INS/10). The hearing statements provided to the inspector can be found on the hearing statements page. The interim findings for Stage 1 can can be found at INS/13.

The hearings for Stage 2 will open on Tuesday 20 February 2018 and run over 4 weeks until Friday 23 March.  Please note: the hearings will not sit during the week commencing 5 March.  Further details are available in the Stage 2 hearings programme (INS/18) and the Inspector’s updated guidance notes. (INS/19)

Examination library

The examination library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the production of the Borough Plan Publication (2017) version. It also contains documents relating to the examination, and will be updated as the examination progresses.

The consultation on the Borough Plan Publication (2017) ran for a period of 6 weeks from 30 January to 13 March 2017. Representations received during this period were all sent to the Inspector as part of the evidence base when the Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 6 June 2017.

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 Plan Procedural Practice.

Last updated Friday, 12th January 2018

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