13. Cranbrook Plan Examination
The Matter 15 Session on Viability originally scheduled for 13th February has been postponed. A statement from the Inspector is available below together with a revised programme.
The Council has prepared a draft Schedule of Main Modifications which picks up amendments to the Plan that the Council has suggested through its written statements.
The modifications schedule will evolve as we move through the process and are simply tabled for the Inspector’s consideration at this stage. In time, the Inspector will establish any modifications she deems necessary in order to overcome any soundness concerns.
Wednesday 8 January 2020: Representors to inform Programme Officer of any requests to participate in the hearing discussions.
Wednesday 8 January 2020: Deadline for submission of further statements.
Tuesday 21 January 2020: Hearings commence.
Planning Inspector Janet Wilson BA (Hons) BTP MRTPI DMS has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Cranbrook Plan (the Plan).
The Inspector’s task is to consider the soundness of the submitted Plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (the Framework). The relevant soundness criteria are whether the Plan is:
1 – positively prepared (providing a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs; and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development);
2 - justified (an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence);
3 – effective (deliverable over the plan period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground);
4 – consistent with national policy (enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework).
The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted upon the Submission 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 Inspector will prepare a report to the Council with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the Plan, if such a request is made by the Council.
Guidance Notes have been prepared by the Inspector to help people understand the process. Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.
The Programme Officer
The Programme Officer, Ian Kemp, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Council and Representors.
He is an independent Officer of the Examination and works 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 via the Programme Officer.
PO Box 241
Mobile: 0772 300 9166
Hearing Sessions Venue and Timetable
Hearing Sessions commenced at 10.00am on Tuesday 21 January 2020 within the Council Offices, Blackdown House, Border Road, Heath Park Industrial Estate, Honiton, EX14 1EJ.
A Programme scheduling the sessions is now available.
Matters, Issues and Questions have been produced by the Inspector. The issues and questions provide a broad structure for the hearing discussions.
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. These documents can be accessed through the link below:
Post Submission Documents
Occasionally, it will be necessary for the Inspector to write to us to offer procedural direction or to seek clarification, and also for the Council to write to the Inspector.
Correspondence between the Inspector and ourselves is exchanged through the Programme Officer. For transparency and information purposes procedural correspondence is published below:
PSD1 - EDC - Section 20(7c) Modifications Letter
PSD2 - Application Summary November 2019
PSD2 - Appendix B1 - 15-0045 Parameters Plan
PSD2 - Appendix B2 - 19-0554 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix B3 - 19-0620 Parameters Plan
PSD2 - Appendix C1 - 14-2945 Site Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix C2 - 14-2945 Layout Plan
PSD2 - Appendix C3 - 15-0047 Parameters Plan
PSD2 - Appendix C4 - 19-1430 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix T1 - 15-0046 Parameters Plan
PSD2 - Appendix T2 - 17-1482 Parameters Plan
PSD2 - Appendix T3 - 17-1483 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix T4 - 17-1483 Layout Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W1 - 12-0754 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W2 - 12-0754 Layout Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W3 - 14-0300 Layout Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W4 - 14-0300 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W5 - 16-1826 Location Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W6 - 16-1826 Layout Plan
PSD2 - Appendix W7 - 18-2588 Location Plan
PSD3 - Clarification Questions from the Inspector to EDC
PSD4 - EDDC response to PSD3
PSD5 - Adopted East Devon Local Plan
PSD6 - Report of Examination into the East Devon Local Plan
PSD7 – Schedule of Modifications
PSD8 - Viability Statement of Common Ground
PSD9 - IDP costs schedule Rev 3 050220
PSD10 - IDP equalisation Rev 3 050220
PSD11 - IDP Row 30 Evidence
PSD12 - IDP - Open Space details
PSD13 - DCC Information 5.2.20 for Cranbrook Infrastructure Delivery Plan
PSD 14 - Inspector's Statement on Viability Session
PSD 15 - Cranbrook Viability Counsel's Note
PSD 16 - Inspector's Letter to Council on Viability