SODC submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State on 29 March.

Planning Inspectors Jonathan Bore and Nick Fagan have been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Plan.

A Programme Officer, Ian Kemp, will act as liaison between the Inspectors and the council or members of the public. Email: / Tel: 01527 861 711 / 0772 300 9166

The inspectors will examine the Local Plan’s evidence base (all the Council documents) and all the objections to it.

Site visits will be made by the Inspectors. It is likely that they will have questions which may be posed in advance of the hearing sessions.  We do not yet have a timetable for the Examination process. When we know more we will post a further update.

Meanwhile, more details can be found on the Council’s website:

Representations from the final consultation which ended in January can now be viewed on the Council’s website here (the last item on the list you will reach clicking this link).