Save the Dates

Finally, after an extremely long wait, we have firm dates for the Examination in Public. A Planning Inspector will hold public hearings about our new Local Plan on :

Tuesday 23 May 2023 and run until Thursday 25 May 2023

• Tuesday 13 June 2023 and run until Thursday 15 June 2023

Tuesday 20 June 2023 and run until Thursday 22 June 2023

The hearings will start at 10am each day.

This the final step in this extended process – it has taken six years to get to this point.

It is vital that we have a Local Plan that has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate. Without a valid Local Plan, the entire Borough is open to predatory Planning Applications from developers, against which the Borough has no defence.

The official notification can be found at