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 https://spelthornelocalplan.info/submission-of-local-plan/news-and-updates/