Planning Inspectors Sarah Housden BA(Hons) MRTPI and Hayden Baugh-Jones BA(Hons) DipLA MA CMLI have been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness and legal compliance of Charnwood Borough Council’s Local Plan (the Plan).

The Inspectors' task will be to consider the soundness and legal compliance of the submitted Plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021 (the Framework) and associated regulations., namely the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Localism Act 2011 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Inspectors will consider the representations submitted upon the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Draft Plan as far as they relate to soundness and legal compliance considerations. A number of informal debates will take place on the principal matters identified by the Inspectors these are termed Hearing Sessions.

At the end of the Examination, the Inspectors will prepare a report to the Council with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the Plan, if such a request is made by the Council.

Guidance Note (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb) have been prepared by the Inspectors to help people understand the process. Procedural Guidance for Local Plans has also been produced by the Planning Inspectorate.

Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.

Last updated: Tue 28th June, 2022 @ 11:22