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Local Plan Examination


This page provides information on inspections of the local plan. Please see below for information on quarterly updates, hearing schedules, and officer information. For a list of all documents regarding Local Plan Examinations, visit our Examination Documentation page.

Q1 / Q2 2017 Updates

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28 July 2017

ED 158 and ED 159 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

27 July 2017

ED 157 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

18 July 2017

ED 156 Letter from Inspector Air Quality 14.7.17 added to Examination Documents tab of this page.

12 June 2017

ED 145 & 146 (5 and 20 year housing land supply tables) added to Examination Documents tab of this page.

26 May 2017

The consultation on Main Modifications to the Local Plan has finished and you can now view the comments.

27 April 2017

ED 143 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page. However this document is no longer in use.

Q2 Updates

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30 September 2016

Updated participants lists for hearing sessions One A and One B were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the ones added on 23 September 2016.

27 September 2016

An updated agenda for hearing session 12 was added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the one added on 13 September 2016.

26 September 2016

Two documents were added to the Examinations Documents tab of this page:

Our 2016 Annual Monitoring Report was added to our Local Plan Monitoring and Information page.

Two documents were added to our Evidence Library:

23 September 2016
  • Updated participants lists for the first four weeks of the hearing sessions were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing those added on 16 August 2016
  • Agendas and participants list for hearing sessions 13 A, 13 B, 14 A and 14 B were added to the Hearings tab of this page
  • A supplementary agenda was added to hearing session three B. The Inspector won't be inviting hearing statements on this agenda
22 September 2016

ED 009 lists the additional evidence we submitted on 15 September to support our Local Plan. This was in response to matters and issues raised by the Inspector in correspondence and the hearing session agendas.

They've also been added to our Evidence Library.

21 September 2016

Hearing statements for weeks one and two of the hearing sessions were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

13 September 2016

Agendas and participants lists for weeks three and four of the hearing sessions were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

16 August 2016

Agendas and participants lists for weeks one and two of the hearing sessions were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

4 August 2016

Some of the documents of the 2016 Sustainability Appraisal were incomplete:

There were 10 sites and one proforma missing from the documents. All of the missing sites were assessed before in SUB 002 (C) Appendices. They can now be found in SUB 002 (I) Technical Appendix A - Housing Site Options Addendum.

18 July 2016

Our response ED 003 to the Inspectors letter ED 002 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

12 July 2016

The dates of the hearing sessions for our Local Plan were confirmed. You can find out when they are on the Hearings tab of this page.

11 July 2016

The Inspector, Mr Mellor wrote to us. He wanted more information about some of the evidence we're still working on at the moment, to support our Local Plan.

Q3 Updates

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23 December 2016

ED 110

Inspector's Interim Findings

20 December 2016

ED 088 (B) and ED 109 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

The agenda for hearing session 15 A was added to the Hearings tab of this page.

16 December 2016

ED 105 (A), ED 105 (B), ED 105 (C), ED 105 (D), ED 106 (A), ED 106 (B), ED 106 (C), ED 107 and ED 108 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

12 December 2016

ED 088 (A), ED 102, ED 103, ED 104 (A), ED 104 (B), ED 104 (C) and ED 104 (D) were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

8 December 2016

ED 092 (B) was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

7 December 2016

The hearing statements for hearing session R6 were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

6 December 2016

ED 099, ED 100, ED 101 (A) and ED 101 (B) were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

30 November 2016

ED 090, ED 091, ED 092, ED 093, ED 093 (A), ED 093 (B), ED 094, ED 095, ED 096 , ED 097 and ED 098 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

29 November 2016

ED 079, ED 080, ED 081, ED 082, ED 083 , ED 084, ED 085, ED 086, ED 087, ED 088 and ED 089 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

The agenda and participants list for hearing session R6 were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

23 November 2016

ED 073, ED 074, ED 075, ED 075 (A), ED 076, ED 076 (A), ED 077 and ED 078 were added the Examination Documents tab of this page.

21 November 2016

The agenda, participants lists and hearing statements for hearing session R4 were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

17 November 2016

ED 064, ED 065, ED 066, ED 067, ED 068, ED 069, ED 070, ED 071 and ED 072 were added to the Examinations Documents tab of this page.

ORD 11 (B) Waterside Park Evidence (2015) was added to the Evidence Library.

16 November 2016

ED 054, ED 055, ED 056, ED 057, ED 058, ED 059, ED 060, ED 061, ED 062 and ED 063 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

15 November 2016

The hearing statements for hearing sessions 13A, 13B, 14A and 14B were added to the Examinations Documents tab of this page.

11 November 2016

ED 051, ED 052 and ED 053 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

10 November 2016

ED 050 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

7 November 2016

ED 040, ED 041, ED 042, ED 043, ED 043 (A), ED 043 (B), ED 043 (C) , ED 043 (D), ED 044, ED 044 (A), ED 045, ED 046, ED 047, ED 048 and ED 049 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

31 October 2016

The hearing statements for hearing session R2 were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

26 October 2016

The hearing statements for hearing sessions Seven to 12 were added to the Hearings tab of this page.

24 October 2016

ED 038, ED 038 (A), ED 038 (B) and ED 039 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

21 October 2016

Updated participants lists for hearing sessions Eight, Nine, 10 A, 10 B , 11, 12, R2, 13 and 14 were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the ones added on 23 September 2016. They'll now show changes and updates as they're being made.

20 October 2016

ED 034, ED 035, ED 036 and ED 037 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

An updated participants list for hearing session Seven was added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the one added on 23 September 2016. This list will now show changes and updates as they're being made.

The Level One Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2016 documents were added to the Evidence Library:

19 October 2016

ED 033 was added to the Examinations Documents tab of this page.

18 October 2016

ED 024 was renamed ED 030. ED 024 won't be reused.

ED 031 and ED 032 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

14 October 2016

ED 025, ED 026, ED 027, ED 028, ED 028 (A) and ED 029 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

13 October 2016

An updated participants list for hearing session Six B was added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the one added on 12 October 2016.

ED 020, ED 021, ED 022, ED 023 and ED 024 were also added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

12 October 2016

Updated participants lists for hearing sessions Five A, Five B and Six B were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the ones added on 7 and 11 October 2016.

11 October 2016

An updated participants list for hearing session Six B was added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the one added on 7 October 2016.

10 October 2016

An updated participants list for hearing session Four was added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the one added on 7 October 2016.

7 October 2016

Updated participants lists for hearing sessions Four, Five A, Five B, Six A and Six B were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the ones added on 4 October 2016.

6 October 2016

ED 016, ED 017, ED 018 and ED 019 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

4 October 2016

Updated participants lists for hearing sessions Two B, Four, Five A, Five B, Six A and Six B were added to the Hearings tab of this page, replacing the ones added on 23 September 2016.

ED 013, ED 014, ED 015 (A) and ED 015 (B) were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

3 October 2016

Our response ED 012 to the Programme Officers letter ED 011 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

Q4 Updates

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31 March 2017

A consultation on the main modifications to the local plan was carried out from Friday 31 March until 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017.

21 February 2017

ED 140 was added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

15 February 2017

ED 131, ED 132, ED 133, ED 134, ED 135, ED 135 (A), ED 136, ED 137, ED 137 (A) , ED 138, and ED 139 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

30 January 2017

The Inspector announced at the final hearing session on Tuesday 24 January that although he had not invited any comments on his Interim Report, he would accept those which had been submitted prior to that session, as well as comments from Representors who had previously stated their intention to the Programme Officer to submit a response.

These are the only comments the Inspector is accepting on his Interim Findings.  However an opportunity will arise to make formal written representations on the full set of draft main modifications to the Local Plan when the Borough Council publishes those for public consultation.

25 January 2017

ED 118, ED 119, ED 120, ED 121, and ED 122 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

20 January 2017

Added the agenda for hearing session 16 to the Hearings tab of this page.

5 January 2017

ED 111, ED 111 (A), ED 111 (B), ED 112 and ED 113 were added to the Examination Documents tab of this page.

Hearing Schedule

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Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the hearings. The hearings take place at the following address:

Council Chamber
Maidstone Town Hall
Middle Row
Maidstone
ME14 1TF

The hearing schedule is as follows:

WeekDateSession/DocumentsTime
One Tuesday 4 October 2016 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 5 October 2016 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Thursday 6 October 2016
Transport Modelling Seminar
Agenda
Participants
Hearing Statements
Our response
10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Two Tuesday 11 October 2016 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 12 October 2016 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Thursday 13 October 2016 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Friday 14 October 2016 Session R One 10am - 1pm
Three Tuesday 8 November 2016 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 9 November 2016 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10 November 2016 10am - 5pm
Four Tuesday 15 November 2016 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 16 November 2016 10am - 5pm
Thursday 17 November 2016 10am - 5pm
Friday 18 November 2016 10am - 1pm
Five Tuesday 22 November 2016 Session R Three 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 23 November 2016 10am - 1pm
Six Tuesday 29 November 2016 10am - 1pm
2am - 5pm
Wednesday 30 November 2016 10am - 1pm
2am - 5pm
Thursday 1 December 2016 Session R Five 10am - 5pm
Seven  Tuesday 13 December 2016 10am - 1pm
Implementation and Monitoring
Agenda
2pm - 5pm
Eight Tuesday 24 January 2017
Closing Session
Agenda
10am - 1pm

Alternatively you can watch the hearing webcasts on our Council Webcasts portal.

Evidence Library

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The library of supporting documents for our plan can be found on our Local Plan Evidence Page.

View the evidence library

Details

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Inspector

Mr Robert Mellor BSC DIPTRP DIPDBE DMS MRICS MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of our Local Plan (2011-2031).

His task is to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

Our plan should be:

  • Positively prepared: it should be based on a strategy that looks at meeting objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements. This includes; where reasonable to do so; those unmet by our neighbours. It should also be consistent with achieving sustainable development
  • Justified: it should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence
  • Effective: it should be deliverable and based on effective joint working with partners and neighbours; and
  • Consistent with national policy: it should enable the delivery of sustainable development set out by national policy

Programme Officer

Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer.

She's an independent officer of the examination and works on the inspectors behalf, organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process.

Any queries about the examination or any correspondence to the inspector should be sent to:

Louise St John Howe
Programme Officer
PO Services
PO Box 10965
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 3BF

You can also contact her by emailing louise@poservices.co.uk or calling 0778 948 6419.

Submission Documents

Please find below all submission documentation submitted to Local Plan.

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