Lewisham Local Plan Examination
Latest Update - 7th February 2024
EXAMINATION LATEST NEWS
7 February 2024 - LC2 - Lewisham Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment Update published.
30 January 2024 - IN 1 - Inspectors' Initial Questions to Council published.
17 January 2024 - LC 1 - Lewisham Industrial Employment Land Report published (Updates Document EB22)
24 November 2023 - Planning Inspectors R A Bust BSC (Hons) MA MSc LLM PhD MoL MCMI MIEnvSci MRTPI & C Mulloy BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI appointed to undertake an independent Examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Local Plan.
3 November 2023 - Lewisham Local Plan Submitted for Examination.
Planning Inspectors R A Bust BSC (Hons) MA MSc LLM PhD MoL MCMI MIEnvSci MRTPI & C Mulloy BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI appointed to undertake an independent Examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Local 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 2023 (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 take into account the representations submitted upon the Regulation 19 Draft Plan as far as they relate to soundness 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 Local Planning Authority with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the Plan, if such a request is made by the Council.
IAN KEMP - PROGRAMME OFFICER
My role is to act as the point contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Local Planning Authority and Representors. I am an independent Officer of the Examination and work on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process. Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted to me in the first instance.
Address: PO Box 241, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 1DW
Guidance Notes will be prepared by the Inspector to help people understand the process. Procedural Guidance for Local Plans has also been produced by the Planning Inspectorate, together with a short guide aimed at those participating in a local plan examination for the first time.
SUBMISSION & EVIDENCE BASE DOCUMENTS
In preparing the Plan the Council both refer to and were informed by a number of documents that together form the 'Evidence Base' for the Examination.
The following documents have been added since the Local Plan was submitted for Examination.