Local Plan Examination
Overview Open or Close
The North East Derbyshire Local Plan was submitted for examination on Thursday 24 May 2018 (Notice of Submission of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan).
Inspector Sarah Housden BA (Hons) MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the independent examination of the Local Plan (2014-2034).
Her task is to consider whether the Local Plan has been prepared in accordance with the relevant legal requirement and if the plan is sound, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).
The Local 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
Louise St John Howe has been appointed as the Programme Officer.
She is an independent officer of the examination and works on the Inspector’s behalf, organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. The Programme Officer acts as the contact for any person who has an interest in the examination, liaising between the Inspector, North East Derbyshire District Council and representors. Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted through the Programme Officer.
Programme Officer contact details:
Louise st John Howe, PO Box 10965, Sudbury, Suffolk Co10 3BF.
Latest News and Updates Open or Close
Read the latest news and updates about the District Plan Examination.
Index reference Date Latest News and Updates 7/8/19 Please see the examination documents for the recent letters between the Council and the Inspector which have the reference numbers ED85and ED86respectively 16/4/19
The Inspector has issued a note to the Council concerning Site DR1, and this can be viewed in the examination documents at ED79.
2/4/19 The Council have written to the Inspector following her Interim findings and their letter can be viewed in the examination documents at reference ED76 21/3/2019
The Inspector has written to the Council following the hearing sessions on Gypsy and Traveller provision and her letter can be viewed in the examination documents (Reference ED75) or by clicking HERE
4/3/2019 The hearing sessions for Matter 15: Provision for Gypsies and Travellers will be held on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March. Full details can be viewed on the Hearing Sessions page. 20/02/2019 Following the Hearing Sessions the Inspector has issued her Interim Findings and these can be viewed in the Examination Documents at ED65 Also in the Examination documents are the completed follow up items arising out of the Hearing Sessions and these can be viewed at ED66 for items for Week 1, ED67 for Week 2 and ED68 for Week 3. Proposed Site GT/06 - Greenway (Hunloke Estate) Wingerworth. 18/01/2019 The Council who are the owners of this site have announced that they no longer intend to propose the site for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. The Inspector has advised that she will continue to invite comments on the site until the close ofn the consultation period and the site will be included for discussion at the hearing sessions to be held between 13 and 15 March 2019. ED44E 14/01/2019 The Council has published a revised Appendix 4 to address formatting issues in the ‘Updated Addendum to the Gypsy & Traveller Topic Paper (ED44D)’ which is available to view here as part of the current consultation on Gypsy and Traveller Documents and Proposed Sites 04/01/2019 The Examination Consultation on Gypsy and Traveller Documents and Proposed Sites is running between Friday 4 January and Friday 15 February. All the relevant documents for the consultation can be viewed here. 30/10/2018 New examination documents with the reference numbers ED16-ED43 have been uploaded. These documents can be accessed HERE or via the Examination Documents tab 10/09/2018 The details of the hearing sessions have now been confirmed and all information relating to these can be viewed here. 24/08/2018 The Council have submitted the documents requested by the Inspector in her letter of 26 July (ED2). These can be viewed under the examination documents tab and have the reference numbers ED4 – ED8 inclusive. ED3 05/08/2018 The Council have replied to the Inspector’s letter (ED2) and their response can be viewed here, or via the examination documents tab reference ED3. ED2 27/07/2018 The Inspector has written to the Council with her initial comments on the examination. The letter is an examination document (ED2) and can be viewed under the examination documents tab or through the link here SubD4f 06/06/2018 An Addendum to the Statement of Consultation Regulation 22, May 2018, was published. SubD5 24/05/2018 North East Derbyshire District Council has Submitted the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination, in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. All these documents can be viewed by clicking the link HERE.
Examination Documents Open or Close
A list of examination documents for the Local Plan Examination.
Evidence Library Open or Close
The ‘Local Plan Examination Library’ webpage contains the documents which support the North East Derbyshire Local Plan and may be used as reference documents during the examination hearings. Please use the following links to access the different category of documents:
- Submission Documents
- Supporting Documents
- Supporting Documents – Evidence Base
- Previous Stages
- Current Planning Documents
The Index of Documents provides an up to date list of all the documents that comprise the library for the examination of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan.
Hearing Sessions Open or Close
The hearing sessions opened on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 10.00 am.
Venue for all hearing sessions: Council Chamber, North East Derbyshire Council offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6NG
Hearing Sessions 2019
- Provision for Gypsies and Travellers
The hearing sessions for the provision for Gypsies and Travellers will be held on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March, 2019
The consultation on the provision for Gypsies and Travellers took place between 4 January 2019 and 15 February inclusive. The responses received can be viewed via the link https://bolsover.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=13
Please click on the magnifying glass to view the submissions for each of the Inspector’s questions.
ED69 5.3.19 Examination consultation schedule of representations by question ED70 5.3.19 Examination consultation schedule of representations by respondent ED71 7.3.19 Consultation Statement: Examination consultation January/February 2019 on Provision for Gypsies a& Travellers ED71A 7.3.19
Participants List V.6 (updated 5 March 2019)
Hearing Sessions 2018
Hearing sessions took place over the following days:-
13 November 2018 - Agenda
14 November 2018 - Agenda
No separate agendas were issued for the hearing sessions held on 20-23 November. Discussions followed the Inspector’s Issues and Questions for the relevant matter.
20 November 2018
21 November 2018
22 November 2018
23 November 2018
4 December - Agenda
5 December - Agenda
Regulation 19 Submissions Open or Close
The full Representations received to the Publication Draft Local Plan (2014-2034) Regulation 19, can be viewed on the interactive website.
Responses to the Examination Consultation on the Provision for Gypsies and Travellers Open or Close
Examination Consultation on Gypsy and Traveller Documents and Proposed Sites
The duly made submissions to the consultation on the provision for Gypsies and Travellers can be viewed via this link here. Please click on the magnifying glass to see the representations submitted in response to each of the Inspector’s Question.
Comments can be made during the 6 week period of consultation between: Friday 4 January 2019 and Friday 15 February 2019
Update 18 January 2019 Re: Proposed Site GT/06 - Greenway (Hunloke Estate) Wingerworth. The Council who are the owners of this site have announced that they no longer intend to propose the site for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. The Inspector has advised that she will continue to invite comments on the site until the close ofn the consultation period and the site will be included for discussion at the hearing sessions to be held between 13 and 15 March 2019.
A new document (ED44e) was added to the consultation material on 14 January 2019. This is a replacement of Appendix 4 to address formatting errors in the Updated Addendum to the Gypsy & Traveller Topic Paper.
This consultation differs from previous Local Plan consultations, in that it forms part of the examination process and is run under the direction of the Inspector appointed to examine the Plan.
The Council, on behalf of the Inspector, is inviting comments on the following Gypsy and Traveller documents and proposed allocations for gypsy and traveller sites.
- Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) Position Statement (EB-G&T1a)
- Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) Final Report (EB-G&T1b)
- Gypsy and Traveller Topic Paper (EB-G&T2)
- Revised Appendix 4 to address formatting issues in ED44d ‘Updated Addendum to the Gypsy and Traveller Topic Paper (ED44e)
- Updated Addendum to the Gypsy and & Traveller Topic Paper (December 2018) (ED44d) – which includes the four proposed sites
- Sustainability Assessment of the Gypsy & Traveller Sites Assessments (ED44b)
- Landscape Appraisal Technical Note (ED44c) for Site GT/09 Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor
Comments should be made by responding to the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) and should be submitted to the Programme Officer, Louise St John Howe, who works under the direction of the Inspector. These can be made by:
- Using the online consultation portal: https://bolsover.jdi-consult.net/localplan/
- By post to the Programme Officer: Louise St John Howe, Programme Officer, PO Services, PO Box 10965, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 3BF
The Inspector has also published a Briefing Note which provides guidance on the procedural and administrative arrangements for the examination of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan in relation to the provision for gypsies and travellers.
In addition to the website and the online consultation portal, the Gypsy and Traveller documents listed above, the Inspector’s Matters Issues and Questions and Briefing Note can also be viewed o at the Council’s Main Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield Derbyshire, S42 6NG (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), as well as at local libraries during opening hours.
Hearing Statements Open or Close
NEDDC hearing statement Matter 15: Provision for Gypsies and Travellers. ( document attached for uploading)
Submissions made to the consultation on the provision for Gypsies and Travellers can be viewed by clicking HERE.Please click on the magnifying glass to see the submission made to each of the Inspector’s questions.
Hearing statements by matter:
Hearing statements list (excel spreadsheet please open the document and click on each tab in the spreadsheet for individual metter details)
Matter 1 Matter 2 Matter 3 Matter 4 Matter 5 Matter 6 Matter 7 Matter 8 Matter 9 Matter 10 Matter 11 Matter 12 Matter 13 Matter 14
To view the full list of hearing statements which relate to each matter please click here.
Submission Documents Open or Close
The submission documentation include:
- the North East Derbyshire Local Plan Development Plan Document;
- Policies Maps (map 1, map 2, map 3, map 4, map 5)
- Sustainability Appraisal (SA);
- Statement of Consultation in accordance with Regulation 22;
- Copies of representations made in accordance with Regulation 20; and
- Supporting documents
Electronic copies of the submission documents are available on the ‘Local Plan Examination Library' webpage.
Paper copies of the submission documents are available at the District Council offices in Wingerworth (2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG) during normal opening hours. Please note copies of representations and supporting documents will be made available at the Council offices upon prior request.
Paper copies of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan Submission documents listed above (excluding copies of the representations and supporting documents) are also available for inspection at the following libraries (during normal opening hours):
Chesterfield Central, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington, Holmewood, Killamarsh, Wingerworth, and the Mobile Library Services.