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The programme officer is Amanda Coombes who will organise the administration of the examination, working independently of the council and reporting directly to the inspector. The programme officer has had no involvement in the preparation of the plan.

The inspector appointed to examine the Local Plan is Mr Anthony Thickett BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI Dip RSA . He will conduct the examination to determine whether the plan is sound and complies with all the legal requirements.

Any correspondence or queries relating to the examination process should be directed to the programme officer.

The examination hearings for the East Devon Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule finished on 14 March 2014. The Inspector has written his initial response to the council. Other policies relating to the Local Plan will be addressed in his final report; this won't be sent until the issues raised in this initial letter are dealt with.