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SHEFFIELD PLAN EXAMINATION

17th June 2024

EXAMINATION LATEST NEWS

Due to the Town Hall being required for the General Election all Stage 1 Hearing Sessions will take place within Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2SH. It is now intended that the Stage 1 Hearing Sessions will be live-streamed and available to view remotely, a link to the steam will be placed on the Examination Website in due course.

Please note there has been a change in the appointed Inspectors. K Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has replaced J Gilbert, D Troy and R Morgan will continue in their position.

17th June 2024 - Hearing Session Agenda for Matter 4 - Spatial Strategy published. Documents referred to in the Council's Stage Written Statements also published (see Examination Documents List EXAM 48 - EXAM 53).

14th June 2024 - Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 3, V6 Hearings Programme and Hearing Session Agendas for Matters 1 & 2, Matter 3, Matter 5, Matter 6 and Matter 7 published.

3rd June 2024 - V5 Updated Programme published reflecting the change of hearings venue for Week 1.

30th May 2024 - EXAM 47 - Heritage Impact Assessment: Site KN11 submitted by City Council.

29th May 2024 - Week 1 of the Hearing Sessions have been relocated to Howden House due to the Town Hall being required for the General Election. It is now intended for the Stage 1 Hearings to be live-streamed and available to view remotely. The website will be updated with further details in due course.

23rd May 2024 - EXAM 4C - Joint Regional Statement of Common Ground updated to include full suite of signatories.

21st May 2024 - V4 of the Hearings Programme published. Please note that the update includes a revision to the date of the Hearing Session to consider Matter 6 - Green Belt. This session will now take place on the 4th of July. The Inspectors have accepted a Matter 1 Written Statement from the Peak District National Park Authority.

17th May 2024 - Planning Inspector K Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has replaced J Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI as one of the three appointed Inspectors.

14th May 2024 - EXAM 46A - SCC Request for the Inspectors to recommend main modifications to the Plan published.

10th May 2024 - The Inspectors have Issued Supplementary Questions for Stage 2.

3rd May 2024 - EXAM 46 - Inspectors' Letter to SCC re Requesting Main Modifications and Supplementary Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 1 Hearings published. 

2nd May 2024 - V3 Hearings Programme published which now includes participants invited to the Stage 1 Hearing Sessions. Stage 1 Written Statements and an Updated Examination Documents List also published. A number of new documents have been added to the list including the Council's Strategic Flood Risk Assessment information, further Transport and Infrastructure Documents, Habitat Regulations and a Regulation 24 Notice of Hearing Sessions. All new documents run from EXAM 24 through to EXAM 45 inclusive.

20th March 2024 - EXAM 23 - Inspectors' Letter to SCC re Minerals and Waste published.

15th March 2024 - EXAM 11D - Yorkshire and Humber Aggregates Working Party Annual Monitoring Report 2023 & EXAM 22 - Accessible and Adaptable Housing Options Technical Standard Note published.

14th March 2024 - EXAM 11C - SCC Note on Tall Buildings Evidence Base published.

13th March 2024 = EXAM 11A - Yorkshire and Humber Aggregates Working Party Annual Monitoring Report 2022 & EXAM 11B - Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences Map published.

5th March 2024 - EXAM 20 - Equalities Impact Assessment - Reg 19 and EXAM 21 - Equalities Impact Assessment - Submission published.

27th February 2024 - The Council have submitted a number of Committee Reports and Minutes (see Examination Documents List EXAM 12 - EXAM 19).

23rd February 2024 - EXAM 11 - Inspectors' Letter to City Council re Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, Revised Guidance Notes and Revised Programme published.

16th February 2024 - EXAM 9 - Investment Potential of Renewable Energy Technologies in Sheffield and EXAM 10 - Sheffield's Clean Air Strategy published.

6th February 2024 - EXAM 8 - Inspectors' Letter to City Council re Implementation and Monitoring published.

5th February 2024 - Matters, Issues and Questions for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hearing Sessions published.

30th January 2024 - EXAM 7 - Housing Trajectory (Jan 2024) with Revised 5 Year Housing Land Supply Position published.

30th January 2024 - Documents referred to in the Council's Water Efficiency Topic Paper (EXAM 5) published. (See Examination Documents List EXAM 5A - 5D)

18th January 2024 - EXAM 5 - Water Efficiency Topic Paper & EXAM 6 - Space Standards Topic Paper published.

16th January 2024 - Letter from Sheffield City Council to Inspectors regarding progress with Statements of Common Ground published, together with associated Statements of Common Ground. (Examination Documents 4 - 4D)

16th January 2024 - Updates to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Transport Assessments published. (Examination Documents 3E - 3I)

14th December 2023 - EXAM 3A - Sheffield Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment, EXAM 3B - Sheffield Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment Site Schedule, EXAM 3C - 5 Year Housing Land Supply Monitoring Report & EXAM 3D - 5 Year Housing Land Availability Appendix 2a published.

5th December 2023 - EXAM 3 - SCC Letter to Inspectors regarding progress published.

7th November 2023 - EXAM 1A - Updated Schedule of Additional Modifications published.

23rd October 2023  - Letter from Clive Betts MP together with Inspectors' Response published.

18th October 2023 - Inspectors' Initial Letter submitted to City Council.

10th October 2023 - Planning Inspectors; J Gilbert MA (Hons) MTP MRTPI, D Troy BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and R Morgan BSc (Hons) MCD MRTPI have been appointed to conduct an Examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Sheffield Plan.

6th October 2023 - The City Council submit the Sheffield Plan for Examination.

THE INSPECTORS

Planning Inspectors; K Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI, D Troy BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and R Morgan BSc (Hons) MCD MRTPI have been appointed to conduct an Examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Sheffield 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 Inspector these are termed Hearing Sessions.

At the end of the Examination, the Inspectors will prepare a report to the City Council 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, City Council and Representors. ​I am an independent Officer of the Examination and work on behalf of the Inspectors to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process. ​Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspectors should be submitted to me in the first instance. 

 

Address: ​PO Box 241, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 1DW

Email: ​​ian@localplanservices.co.uk

Telephone: ​07723009166​

5 February 2024 - Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 1 and Stage 2 issued.

23 February 2024 - Revised Guidance Notes and Hearings Programme issued.

15 March 2024 - Participation Request Deadline for Stage 1 Hearings.

26 April 2024 - Deadline for Stage 1 Hearing Statements and any relevant Statements of Common Ground.

26 April 2024 - Deadline for Council to submit SFRA Level 2.

W/c 29 April 2024 - Supplementary Questions for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Issued as a consequence of the SFRA Level 2.

22 May 2024 - Participation Request Deadline for Stage 2 Hearings.

5 June 2024 - Deadline for electronic submission of hearing statements for Stage  2 Matters, Supplementary Questions and any related Statements of Common Ground.

7 June 2024 - Deadline for Programme Officer to receive hard copies of any hearing submissions (x3) for Stage  2 Matters and Supplementary Questions.

14 June 2024 - Inspectors to issue Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 3.

W/c 24 June & 1 July 2024 - Stage 1 Hearings take place.

30 August 2024 -Participation Request Deadline for Stage 3 Hearings (All Matters 19 - 26).

6 September 2024 - Deadline for Stage 3 Hearing Statements and any relevant Statements of Common Ground.

W/c 23 September & 7 October 2024 - Stage 2 Hearings take place.

W/c 4 November 2024 - Stage 3 Hearings take place.

IMPORTANT DATES

GUIDANCE NOTES

Guidance Notes 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, together with a short guide aimed at those participating in a local plan examination for the first time.

PROGRAMME AND MATTERS, ISSUES & QUESTIONS 

WRITTEN STATEMENTS

The following Written Statements have been submitted in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions:

Written Statements - Stage 1 Hearings - Matters 1 to 7

SUBMISSION & EVIDENCE BASE DOCUMENTS

Documents submitted by the City Council can be accessed via the button below. 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.

EXAMINATION DOCUMENTS

The following documents have been added since the Sheffield Plan was submitted for Examination.

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