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Guidance: Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations

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November 26
13:56 2020

Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations

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Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations

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This guide includes advice on:

  • Before submission
  • Submission
  • Initial assessment and organisation of the hearing sessions
  • Preparation for the hearing sessions
  • Conduct of the hearing sessions
  • Main modifications to the plan
  • The Inspectors report
  • Quality assurance, fact-check procedure and delivery of final report to the LPA
  • Other procedures
Published 13 May 2014
Last updated 26 November 2020 +show all updates
  1. This sixth edition has been updated to take account of recent experience of examinations and the advisory visits which Inspectors make to local planning authorities LPAs.

  2. Please note that the Procedure Guide pre-dates measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and it may not currently be possible to follow some of the advice it contains.

  3. Booklet updated

  4. Guide updated to take account of more recent refinements in practice and the update to the Planning Practice Guidance published on 19 May 2016

  5. First published.

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