Hearing Sessions

Hearing Sessions

The Hearing Sessions of the Examination will commence on Wed 11 March 2015 at 2.00pm and will run until May 2015 with two or three breaks, subject to the Inspectors' discretion. Morning Sessions will commence at 10.00 am and afternoon sessions at 2.00 pm.

The Close of Hearings Session 22 will be held on Thu 11 June at 11am.

The Draft Hearings Programme outlining the timetable, matters the Inspectors wish to explore and a note of participants is available to view/download from the Examination Documents webpage.  Please note this document and the following timetable are subject to change.

The following links will provide information for each Hearing Session and associated documents including Statements prepared by Representors in response to the Inspector's Matters and Issues for the relevant session:

Week 1 Hearings: Wed 11 March to Fri 13 March 2015

Session 1 (Matter 1): Opening & Plan Preparation - Procedure

Session 2 (Matter 2): Plan Preparation - Growth & Spatial Strategies, Overarching & Area Based Policies, Regeneration Areas 

Session 3 (Matter 3): Housing Provision - Distribution & Numbers

Week 2 Hearings: Mon 16 March to Thu 19 March 2015

Session 4 (Matter 3): Housing Provision - Distribution & Numbers contd.

Session 5 (Matter 4): Housing Provision - Allocated housing sites (1)

Session 6 (Matter 4): Housing Provision - Allocated housing sites (2)

Session 7 (Matter 4): Housing Provision - Allocated housing sites (3)

Week 3 Hearings: Tue 31 March & Wed 1 April 2015

Session 8 (Matter 5): Affordable Housing & Gypsy Traveller Provision

Session 9 (Matter 5): Affordable Housing & Gypsy Traveller Provision contd.

Week 4 Hearings: Mon 13 to Fri 17 April 2015

Session 10 (Matter 6): Employment, Retail & Tourism

Session 11 (Matter 6): Employment, Retail & Tourism contd.

Session 12: Any outstanding strategy/housing matters

Session 13 (Matter 7): Environment & Resources - Environmental Protection (incl. Flood Risk), Minerals & Waste, Renewable & Low Carbon Energy

Session 14 (Matter 8): Infrastructure

Week 5 Hearings: Mon 20 to Fri 24 April 2015

Session 15 (Matter 9): Transport & Access

Session 16 (Matter 10): Culture & Heritage

Session 17 (Matter 11): Alternative Sites (1)

Session 18 (Matter 11): Alternative Sites (2)

Week 6 Hearings: Mon 27 April to Fri 1 May 2015

Session 19 (Matter 11): Alternative Sites (3)

Session 20 (Matter 11): Alternative Sites (4)

Session 21 (Matter 12): Monitoring

Week 7 Hearing: Thu 11 June 2015

Session 22: Matters arising, next steps, close

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