The Development Management Submission Document was submitted to the Government for independent examination on 13 December 2013. This document sets out proposed detailed day-to-day planning policies through which development within the District will be delivered, and which planning applications will be judged against.
In addition to the Development Management Submission Document, the Council also submitted a number of supporting documents to the Secretary of State. These include the representations submitted during pre-submission consultation, as well as the results of previous community involvement and other evidence.
The Secretary of State appointed Mr David Smith BA(HONS) DMS MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate to conduct the examination.
A hearing session, as part of the Development Management Document examination, took place on 26 March 2014 to discuss the various aspects of the plan. Following this hearing session, the Inspector provided guidance on the next steps in the examination process (see table below, reference EXD012). The Council, in response, provided additional evidence to support discussions during the hearing session and a revised Schedule of Modifications (see table below, reference EXD13).
The Inspector issued his interim views on the soundness of the plan (see table below, reference EXD14), which includes the modifications required to make the plan sound. The Council has considered the Inspector’s interim views and has produced a consolidated list of modifications to the Development Management Submission Document.
The Council consulted on the proposed modifications between 29 July and 25 September 2014. The proposed modifications, and the Sustainability Appraisal addendum, are available to download below:
Proposed Schedule of Modifications to Development Management Submission Document
Sustainability Appraisal of the Development Management Submission Document – Schedule of Modifications
Comments submitted on the proposed modifications are available to view online using this link.
Documents submitted during the Development Management Document Examination (Prior to Hearings)
|EXD001||Letter to Representors||Programme Officer||27th January 2014|
|EXD002||Inspector’s Guidance Note||Planning Inspector||7th February 2014|
|EXD003||Legal compliance questions to RDC||Planning Inspector||7th February 2014|
|EXD004||Inspector’s initial questions to RDC||Planning Inspector||7th February 2014|
|EXD005||Hearing Programme||Planning Inspector||7th February 2014|
|EXD006||Letter to Representors||Programme Officer||14th February 2014|
|EXD007||RDC Legal Compliance Statement||RDC||28th February 2014|
|EXD008||Response to initial questions||RDC||7 March 2014|
|EXD009||Proposed schedule of changes||RDC||7 March 2014|
|EXD010||Agenda for examination hearing||Planning Inspector||21 March 2014|
|EXD011||Hearing statement South East Essex Organic Gardeners||Mrs C Shorney||26 March 2014|
|EXD012||Inspector’s Note of Final session||Planning Inspector||26 March 2014|
Development Management Examination: Revised Schedule of Changes and Additional Evidence
|RDC||11 April 2014|
|EXD14||Planning Inspector||22 April 2014|
|EXD15||Letter to Inspector||RDC||5 November 2014|
|EXD16||Inspectors Final Report||The Planning Inspector||8 December 2014|