The Inspectors wrote to the Councils in May 2015 raising some specific concerns and suspended the local plan examination whilst further work is undertaken on the following subject areas: objectively assessed need for housing, the inner green belt, transport, infrastructure delivery, viability and an update to the Councils’ Sustainability Appraisals (See the Local Plan Examination pages for more details).The Councils wrote to the Inspectors on 28 September 2015 updating them on progress and confirming the overall timetable for the further work that is being undertaken.
Council meetings have been scheduled in November to consider the outcome of further work and any proposed modifications. Following this, public consultation is scheduled to start on 2 December 2015 to 25 January 2016. Visit the Council’s About the Local Plan Review webpage for the full timetable of meetings. It is expected that the Local Plan Examination will resume after public consultation.