Delivery DPD Examination - Blaby District Council

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Blaby District Local Plan Delivery DPD Examination

Inspector's Report

The Inspector has issued her Report on the Examination. The Council resolved to adopt the Delivery DPD at its meeting on 4 February 2019.

Inspector's Report

Main Modifications Consultation

Statement of Procedure and Fact

Following the Examination Hearings in July and August, the Council consulted on proposed Main Modifications and supporting documents for 6 weeks from 14 September until 26 October 2018. The consultation is now closed.

Main Modifications

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum

Habitats Regulations Assessment Addendum

Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Show People 'Unknown Households'

Main Modifications Representations Received

All representations made on the Main Modifications were taken into account by the Inspector before publishing her report.

The Council also prepared a schedule of Additional Modifications for clarity and completeness. The Additional Modifications do not affect the soundness of the Delivery DPD and therefore are not subject to consultation. A Tracked Changes version of the Delivery DPD, including the Main and Additional Modifications, and the updated Policies Map are included below for reference purposes only:

Additional Modifications

Tracked Changes Version of Delivery DPD

Map 1 - Central District Policies Map

Maps 2 and 3 - West and East District Policies Map

Maps 4 and 5 - Inset Maps for Blaby Town Centre and Glenfield District Centre

Notice of Examination

The Blaby Local Plan (Delivery) Development Plan Document was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 23 March 2018. The Notice of Examination was published:

Notice of Examination

The Inspector

The Secretary of State appointed Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI to undertake the independent examination into whether the Local Plan Delivery DPD 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 was appointed as the Programme Officer to deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters during the Examination.

Hearing Sessions

The Inspector conducted a series of public hearings as part of the examination process. These were held between 31 July and 15 August 2018. Detailed agendas are available upon request.

Examination Library

The Examination Library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that informed the production of the Local Plan Delivery DPD (Proposed Submission Version). It also contains documents relating to the examination, and was be updated as the examination progressed.

Consultation on the Blaby District Local Plan Delivery DPD (Proposed Submission Version) took place between 29 November 2017 and 18 January 2018. Representations received during this period were sent to the Inspector as part of the evidence base for submission and can be viewed below:

Examination Library

Library of Redacted Representations

Hearing Statements

The Examination Process

If you wish to find out how the examination will be carried out the Planning Inspectorate has produced a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice


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