Poole Local Plan examination

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The inspector overseeing the Poole Local Plan examination has published his Inspector's Report and appendices. He concludes that the Local Plan with the modifications is sound and capable of being adopted by the council.

The inspector had previously written to us at the close of the hearing sessions. He recommended some main modifications which we consulted upon from 20 July to the 7 September 2018.

Role of the planning inspector

Planning inspector, Mr Malcolm Rivett BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI was appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to undertake an independent examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Poole Local Plan.

The inspector took into account the representations submitted upon the local plan at the pre submission stage as far as they relate to soundness of the plan. A number of informal debates took place on the principal matters identified by the inspector, these are termed hearing sessions.

Guidance notes were prepared by the inspector to help people understand the process.

Written statements

In response to the inspectors matters and questions, the following written statements were received:

Statements of common ground

Statements of common ground between the council and representors, assist in identifying issues no in (or remaining in) dispute, enabling the examination to concentrate on the key issues requiring further discussion.

Procedural correspondence

Correspondence between the inspector and ourselves was exchanged through the programme officer. For transparency and information purposes procedural correspondence was published.

Examination documents

View a library of all the Poole Local Plan examination documents.

Page last updated: 26 October 2018
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