Background to the Eden Local Plan Examination

We submitted the Eden Local Plan 2014 to 2032 to the Planning Inspectorate on Wednesday, 23 December 2015.

View the information on this page with the pages from the list below.

Latest news on the Eden Local Plan

On 19 September we received the Inspector’s final report (PDF: 235Kb / 25 pages). We now expect to proceed towards the Local Plan adoption at the Full Council meeting on 11 October 2018.

See consolidated changes to the Eden Local Plan for the most up-to-date version of the Local Plan.

The Inspector

Inspector Melvyn Middleton, BA(Econ) DipTP Dip Mgmt MRTPI, conducted the Examination to determine whether the Local Plan is sound and to issue a report with his findings.

The Programme Officer

The role of the Programme Officer, Tony Blackburn, is now at an end following receipt of the Inspector’s final report. Please do not send any further correspondence to the Inspector. Please send any further queries about the Local Plan to Planning Policy, using the contact details below.

The hearings

A series of public hearings chaired by the Inspector commenced on Monday, 9 May 2016 and resumed during July 2016. A third series of hearings took place between Monday, 12 September 2016 and Thursday, 15 September 2016.

Following the interim Eden Local Plan consultation exercise, which ended on 10 April, a further short series of hearings took place on 2/3 May 2017.

See library item EL4.062a - Email 210417 from the Programme Officer to Hearing participants (PDF: 322Kb / 2 pages).

Consultation exercises

For details of the consultation stages that took place during 2017, and the associated background documents, see the following pages:

The Eden Local Plan Further Main Modifications consultation ran from Wednesday, 6 December 2017, until Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

Examination timetable

Examination Stage Date
Submission 23 December 2015
Pre-Hearing Meeting Not Required
Hearing Starts 9 May 2016
Report Date 30 August 2018
Adoption 11 October 2018
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