Minerals Local Plan Examination

Hearing Sessions have been postponed due to Covid-19. It is not known when they will be rescheduled at this time.

View the latest update from The Planning Inspectorate [pdf].

Local Plan Examination Coronavirus Updated 13 May 2020 [pdf]

The Inspector

Planning Inspector Nicholas Palmer BA(Hons) BPI MRTPI has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan (the Plan).

The Inspector’s task is 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 2019 (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 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.

Contact details:
Ian Kemp
Programme Officer
PO Box 241

Phone: 07723 009 166
Email: idkemp@icloud.com

Hearing Sessions, Venue and Programme

Hearing Sessions were due to open at 10am on Tuesday 28 April at County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP.

The Hearings have now been postponed due to Covid-19. At this time it is not known when they will be rescheduled. Updates will be posted on the website and the Programme Officer will endeavour to keep representors informed.

Inspectors Matters, Issues and Questions V3 [pdf]
Inspectors Supplementary Questions [pdf]

A Programme for the Hearing Sessions will be available in due course.

Written Statements

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

Supplementary written statements

The following Supplementary Written Statements have been received in response to the Inspector's Supplementary Questions:

Local Plan Examination Library

The Examination Library below provides access to all supporting evidence and documentation relating to the Minerals Local Plan.

Further documents will be added to the Examination Library as they become available.

Examination Documents (Documents submitted since submission)


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