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Delivery DPD Examination

Inspector's Report

The Inspector has issued her Report on the Examination. The Council adopted the Delivery DPD at its meeting on 04 February 2019.

Main Modifications Consultation

Following the Examination Hearings in July and August, the Council consulted on proposed Main Modifications and supporting documents for six weeks from 14 September until 26 October 2018. 


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 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 can also be downloaded below.

Notice of Examination

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

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 of the hearings can be requested by using the contact form at the bottom of the page. The Council and other interested parties prepared Hearing Statements in response to questions raised by the Inspector. They are available to view below:

Hearing Sessions

Other Examination Documents

The Council received comments on the Proposed Submission Version of the Local Plan Delivery DPD and they are available to view below under the Category “Redacted Representations". The Library of Redacted Representations document lists all of the representations received by customer reference number and can be used as an index document. A number of documents were produced during the examination and comments made on the Main Modifications consultation can also be viewed below.

To filter between the documents below, please select the Category you are interested in at All Categories.

Examination Document Downloads

Examination documents

The Local Plan Documents page contains all of the 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 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 also be viewed on the Local Plan Documents page.

If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination was carried out, the Planning Inspectorate's guide can be found below. 

Last updated 18 June 2020
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