During the course of the Examination in Public the Inspector has accepted additional evidence submitted by participants. In some cases, the Inspector specifically sought comments from participants on certain documents. These documents, together with the responses received where relevant, are available to under SECTION 15. The Inspector will be taking these documents, and the responses, fully into account and is not asking for any further comments on these documents.
PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE PLAN
The Proposed Modifications Consultation will take place from 9am, 20th August 2018 to 5pm, on 1st October 2018.
You can submit your comments at kirklees.gov.uk/consultplanningpolicy
POST HEARING LETTER FROM THE INSPECTOR
The Inspector has provided a post hearings letter to the council following the closure of the hearings (EX102). This letter confirms that the Local Plan is capable of being found legally compliant and sound subject to main modifications.
The council has responded to the Inspector’s letter confirming that it is content to proceed on the basis outlined in the Inspector’s letter (EX103).
All documents can be found in the Examination Library but the following ones may be of interest as they are referred to in the Inspector’s letter.
The council will now prepare these modifications and arrangements will be made for consultation on them later this summer with more details regarding the consultation being made available on the Local Plan examination website shortly.
Please note that the Inspector is not expecting to receive or accept comments from any other parties on the content of this letter and the Council will not accept any comments on modifications until the consultation period starts.
The Inspector held the last hearing session for the Local Plan Examination in Public on Thursday 26th April 2018. Information requested by the Inspector will be added to the Examination Library over the next few weeks so please regularly check this page for the latest information. The Inspector has indicated that she will provide an interim position statement on the Local Plan on or before 15 June 2018. The Local Plan web page will be updated shortly after this date to confirm the next steps of the process.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXAMINATION NEWS HAS BEEN OUT OF ACTION FOR A FEW DAYS SO I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO POST DETAILS OF THE HOUSING SESSION ON 26 APRIL BUT I HAVE CONTACTED ALL PARTICIPANTS BY EMAIL.
HOUSING SESSION ON 26 APRIL 2018 commencing at 10am
Please find attached the Housing phasing and delivery options paper here.
FURTHER HEARING SESSION
An Additional Hearing session has been programmed on Thursday 26th April and commences at 10am at the Hudawi Centre in Huddersfield. (This will continue into 27th April if necessary). This session is an extension to Matter 4 (Housing Land Supply and Delivery) to consider the Council’s updated housing supply position following the Stage 4 hearings. The agenda along with the Council’s updated housing trajectory, will be published on the council’s website in advance of these sessions. The parties who are invited to this session will be contacted directly by the Programme Officer shortly.
The Hearings which were postponed due to the bad weather in Batley have been rescheduled for Thursday 22nd March and Friday 23 March and are being held at Dewsbury Town Hall.
The agendas for the Hearings on 22nd and 23rd March can be found in the Examination Library under EH22 and EH23.
Details can be found on the current programme.