The following two documents have recently been put on the website:
The Inspector’s question to the Council regarding household projections – EX104
The Council’s response to the Inspector regarding household projections – EX105
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.
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
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 find attached the Housing phasing and delivery options paper here.
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.