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Local Plan Examination

The Inspector

The Secretary of State has appointed Claire Sherratt DipURP MRTPI as the Inspector to undertake the independent examination of the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Local Plan. Her role is to consider whether or not the Local Plan is sound and if the requirements of the relevant legislation and regulations have been met. She will focus on the soundness criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework, i.e. whether the Local Plan has been positively prepared, is justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

The Programme Officer

Kristen Perkins has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the examination. She will be working under the direction of the Inspector. Her responsibilities include organising the programme for the examinations, maintaining the examination library and ensuring that all documents are recorded and distributed. Documents connected with the examination process should be forwarded to her, and any procedural questions, suggestions or difficulties should be raised with her. Her contact details are listed at the right side of this page.

Examination News

15 February 2018 The Inspector has issued her Guidance Note for the Council. This can be viewed in the document list on this page (I1).

19 February 2018 The Inspector has issued her Initial Questions and Comments to the Council. This can be viewed in the document list on this page (I2).

20 February 2018 The Inspector has issued an Additional Question to the Council. This can be viewed in the document list on this page (I3).

26 February 2018 The Council has issued its responses to the Inspector's Initial Questions and Comments. This can be viewed in the document list on this page (C1).

26 February 2018 The Inspector has issued her Matters and Issues document to the Council. This can be viewed in the document list on this page (I4).

26 February 2018 The Inspector has submitted a Draft Programme for the Local Plan Hearings, which are due to commence on Tuesday 24 April 2018. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (I5).

15 March 2018 The Council has submitted the Leicester & Leicestershire Joint Position Statement on Housing and Employment Land Supply (2011 to 2031) to the Inspector. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (C2).

22 March 2018 Gladman Developments have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 1 (Legal Requirements and Procedural Matters) and Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS1 and HS2).

22 March 2018 DLP Planning Limited have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing) and Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS3 and HS4).

23 March 2018 Pegasus Group, on behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands, have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing), Matter 3 (Housing Delivery) and Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS5, HS6 and HS7).

23 March 2018 Home Builders Federation Ltd have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 1 (Legal Requirements and Procedural Matters), Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing), Matter 3 (Housing Delivery) and Matter 8 (Climate Change / Renewable Energy). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS8 - HS12).

23 March 2018 Turley Planning have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 7 (Retail and Town Centre Development) and Matter 10 (Green Wedges). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS13 and HS14).

23 March 2018 The Council have submitted Matter Statements in relation to each of the thirteen Matters included in the Local Plan Examination. These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (C3 - C15).

23 March 2018 DLP Planning Limited have submitted an additional Hearing Statement in relation to Matter 10 (Green Wedges). This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS15).

23 March 2018 Barton Willmore, on behalf of The Co-operative Group, have submitted a Hearing Statement in relation to Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS16).

23 March 2018 Gordon White & Hood have submitted a Hearing Statement in relation to Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS17).

23 March 2018 Pegasus Group, on behalf of Mrs B A Walker (Oadby Grange), have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 1 (Legal Requirements and Procedural Matters), Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing) and Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS18, HS19 and HS20).

23 March 2018 Define Planning & Design Ltd, on behalf of Bloor Homes Ltd, have submitted a Hearing Statement in relation to Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS21 - HS25).

23 March 2018 GVA, on behalf of Jelson Homes Ltd, have submitted Hearing Statements in relation to Matter 1 (Legal Requirements and Procedural Matters), Matter 2 (Spatial Strategy Housing), Matter 6 (Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas) and Matter 10 (Green Wedges). These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HS26 - HS29).

26 March 2018 An updated version of the Local Plan Hearing Programme is now available. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (I6).

28 March 2018 All Hearing Statements have been forwarded to the Inspector for review.

04 April 2018 The Council have submitted the Final Statement of Common Ground with Historic England to the Inspector for review. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (C25).

09 April 2018 The Final Programme for the Local Plan Examination Hearing has been published. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (I7).

11 April 2018 The Inspector has requested additional pre-hearing information from the Council. This request can be viewed in the document list on this page (I8).

13 April 2018 The Council has published annual monitoring documents that set out the Council's residential supply position as of 1st April 2018. These documents comprise The Residential Land Availability Report 2018, The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Report 2018 and The Housing Implementation Strategy 2018. These can be viewed in the document list on this page (C16, C17 and C18). Additional information can also be found on the Council's annual monitoring webpages at https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/strategic_housing_land_availability_assessment and https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/residential_land_availability_study. The Council has also responded to the Inspector's request for additional pre-hearing information relating to 5 year land supply. This document can be found in the document list on this page (C19).

16 April 2018 The Final Programme has been updated. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (I9).

17 April 2018 The daily Agendas for the Local Plan Examination Hearing have been published. These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (I10).

19 April 2018 The Council has submitted two documents to the Inspector for review: the Final Statement of Common Ground with Gordon White and Hood on behalf of landowners at Ellis Farm, Kilby Bridge and an Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal of the Oadby and Wigston Local Plan which relates to a proposed change to Policy 17: Kilby Bridge Settlement Envelope. These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (C20 and C21).

20 April 2018 The Council have submitted the Final Statement of Common Ground with David Wilson Homes to the Inspector for review. This relates to the Wigston Direction for Growth and Policy 20 of the Submission Local Plan. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (C22).

20 April 2018 The Council have prepared a note which documents the decision making process of the Council in relation to the possible alternative Direction for Growth Areas. This has been sumitted to the Inspector for informational purposes and is available to view in the document list on this page (C23).

24 April 2018 The Inspector will be conducting Site Visits tomorrow, Wednesday 25 April 2018. The Council have provided the Inspector with a suggested route. These documents can be viewed in the document list on the page (C24).

25 April 2018 As requested by the Inspector, GVA have submitted a note regarding Matter 2 Issue 2 - Five Year Housing Land Supply. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (HD1).

26 April 2018 The Council have submitted additional evidence in relation to Site Deliverability Timescales in the Borough. This document can be viewed in the document list on this page (HD2).

27 April 2018 The Council have provided the following documents for review: their Hearing Opening Statement, a copy of a presentation that was made to an All Member Briefing on 8 March 2017 and the minutes of that briefing and a supplementary note for the Inspector on Five Year Housing Land Supply which takes into account developer and site promoter build out rates, as discussed during the Matter 6 discussions relating to Direction for Growth areas. These documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HD3 - HD6). The Council have also provided links to two additional documents in relation to the consideration of potential alternative Direction for Growth Area sites:

Minutes of Place Shaping Working Group held on 21 June 2017 - http://moderngov.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/documents/s15361/Minutes%20of%20the%20Place%20Shaping%20Working%20Group%20held%20on%20Wednesday%2021%20June%202017.pdf

Minutes of Place Shaping Working Group held on 14 September 2017 - http://moderngov.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/documents/s15834/Minutes%20of%20the%20Meeting%20of%20the%20Place%20Shaping%20Working%20Group%20held%20on%20Thursday%2014%20September%202017.pdf

02 May 2018 Saffron Trees Action Group have submitted two new documents into evidence during the Matter 11 - Local Green Space session. These are in regards to the suggested rewording of Policy 45 and the Planning Refusal and Appeal Decision for property at 1 Ladysmith Road. Both of these documents can be viewed in the document list on this page (HD7 and HD8).

08 May 2018 The Council have compiled responses to the Inspector's questions and requests from the discussions that took place throughout the Hearing, as well as the final instructions received from the Inspector during the Any Other Business session. These responses can be viewed in the document list on this page (PHD1 - PHD8).

08 May 2018 The Inspector has requested further information from the Council in regards to Green Wedges (document PHD9 on this page). She has also invited GVA to make comments on the additional information provided by the Council concerning document HD6 - Supplementary Five Year Supply Note.

17 May 2018 The Council have submitted a response to the Inspector's request for further information relating to the Green Wedge extension. They have also compiled a list of both Main and Minor modifications to the submitted Local Plan. These documents can be found on the document list on this page (PHD 10 - 12). The Inspector has indicated that she will consider the Council's response before deciding how to proceed. No comments are invited at this stage.

Documents From the Inspector

I1. Guidance Note to the Council by the Inspector

Guidance Note (PDF Document, 244.7 Kb)

I2. Inspector's Initial Comments/Questions to the Council

Initial Comments and Questions to the Council (PDF Document, 117.1 Kb)

I3. Additional Question to the Council

Additional Question to the Council (PDF Document, 117.54 Kb)

I4. Matters and Issues Document

Matters and Issues Document (PDF Document, 103.78 Kb)

I5. Draft Programme

Draft Programme Submitted 26/02/2018 (PDF Document, 100.18 Kb)

I6. Updated Draft Programme

Draft Programme (Updated 26/03/2018) (PDF Document, 100.02 Kb)

I7. Final Programme

Final Programme (PDF Document, 98.7 Kb)

I8. Pre-Hearing Request to the Council for Additional Information

Pre-Hearing Request to Council For Additional Information (PDF Document, 119.11 Kb)

I9. Updated Final Programme

Updated Final Programme (PDF Document, 100.17 Kb)

I10. Daily Hearing Agendas

Agenda: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 (PDF Document, 163.48 Kb)

Agenda: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 (PDF Document, 160.25 Kb)

Agenda: Thursday, 26 April 2018 (PDF Document, 162.86 Kb)

Agenda: Tuesday, 1 May 2018 (PDF Document, 158.96 Kb)

Agenda: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 (PDF Document, 158.38 Kb)

Agenda: Thursday, 3 May 2018 (PDF Document, 158.16 Kb)

Documents From the Council

C1. Council Responses to Initial Questions and Comments

Council Responses to Initial Comments and Questions (PDF Document, 225.88 Kb)

C2. Leicester & Leicestershire Joint Position Statement on Housing and Employment Land Supply 2011-2031

Joint Position Statement on Housing and Employment Land Supply 2011-31 (PDF Document, 354.81 Kb)

C3. Council Matter 1 Statement

Council - Matter 1 Statement (PDF Document, 316.86 Kb)

C4. Council Matter 2 Statement

Council - Matter 2 Statement (PDF Document, 421.7 Kb)

C5. Council Matter 3 Statement

Council - Matter 3 Statement (PDF Document, 315.15 Kb)

C6. Council Matter 4 Statement

Council - Matter 4 Statement (PDF Document, 344.83 Kb)

C7. Council Matter 5 Statement

Council - Matter 5 Statement (PDF Document, 283.39 Kb)

C8. Council Matter 6 Statement

Council - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 309.15 Kb)

C9. Council Matter 7 Statement

Council - Matter 7 Statement (PDF Document, 276.76 Kb)

C10. Council Matter 8 Statement

Council - Matter 8 Statement (PDF Document, 282.21 Kb)

C11. Council Matter 9 Statement

Council - Matter 9 Statement (PDF Document, 257.37 Kb)

C12. Council Matter 10 Statement

Council - Matter 10 Statement (PDF Document, 275.49 Kb)

C13. Council Matter 11 Statement

Council - Matter 11 Statement (PDF Document, 260.18 Kb)

C14. Council Matter 12 Statement

Council - Matter 12 Statement (PDF Document, 257.52 Kb)

C15. Council Matter 13 Statement

Council - Matter 13 Statement (PDF Document, 267.61 Kb)

C16. The Residential Land Availability Report 2018

Residential Land Availability Assessment - April 2018 (PDF Document, 648.72 Kb)

C17. The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Report 2018

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment – April 2018 (PDF Document, 446.46 Kb)

C18. The Housing Implementation Strategy 2018

Housing Implementation Strategy – April 2018 (PDF Document, 958.14 Kb)

C19. Council's Response to the Inspector's Additional Question

Council's Response to Additional Inspector Question Regarding 5 Year Land Supply (PDF Document, 122.83 Kb)

C20. Final Statement of Common Ground with Gordon White and Hood

Final Statement of Common Ground with Gordon White & Hood (PDF Document, 257.48 Kb)

C21. Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal of the Oadby and Wigston Local Plan

Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal of the Oadby and Wigston Local Plan (PDF Document, 221.02 Kb)

C22. Final Statement of Common Ground with David Wilson Homes

Final Statement of Common Ground with David Wilson Homes (PDF Document, 391.06 Kb)

C23. Assessment of Broad Locations for Development 2018

Assessment of Broad Locations for Development 2018 (PDF Document, 1.34 Mb)

C24. Suggested Site Visit Route for the Inspector

Inspector Site Route (Images) (PDF Document, 1.68 Mb)

Inspector Site Visit Route (Turn by Turn) (PDF Document, 908.95 Kb)

C25. Final Statement of Common Ground with Historic England

Final Statement of Common Ground with Historic England (PDF Document, 779.78 Kb)

Hearing Statements

HS1. Gladman Developments: Matter 1 Statement

Matter 1 Statement - Legal Requirements and Procedural Matters (PDF Document, 789.19 Kb)

HS2. Gladman Developments: Matter 2 Statement

Matter 2 Statement - Spatial Strategy / Housing (PDF Document, 239.51 Kb)

HS3. DLP Planning Limited: Matter 2 Statement

DLP Matter 2 Statement - Spatial Strategy / Housing (PDF Document, 742.69 Kb)

HS4. DLP Planning Limited: Matter 6 Statement

DLP Matter 6 Statement - Site Allocations and Regeneration Opportunity Areas (PDF Document, 1.54 Mb)

HS5. Pegasus Group on behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands: Matter 2 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands - Matter 2 Statement (PDF Document, 185.27 Kb)

HS6. Pegasus Group on behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands: Matter 3 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands - Matter 3 Statement (PDF Document, 126.2 Kb)

HS7. Pegasus Group on behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands: Matter 6 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of David Wilson Homes East Midlands - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 289.83 Kb)

HS8. Home Builders Federation Ltd: Matter 1 Statement

HBF - Matter 1 Statement (PDF Document, 181.64 Kb)

HS9. Home Builders Federation Ltd: Matter 1 Appendix

HBF - Matter 1 Statement Appendix (PDF Document, 360.48 Kb)

HS10. Home Builders Federation Ltd: Matter 2 Statement

HBF - Matter 2 Statement (PDF Document, 190.81 Kb)

HS11. Home Builders Federation Ltd: Matter 3 Statement

HBF - Matter 3 Statement (PDF Document, 159.99 Kb)

HS12. Home Builders Federation Ltd: Matter 8 Statement

HBF - Matter 8 Statement (PDF Document, 143.81 Kb)

HS13. Turley Planning: Matter 7 Statement

Turley Planning - Matter 7 Statement (PDF Document, 301.13 Kb)

HS14. Turley Planning: Matter 10 Statement

Turley Planning - Matter 10 Statement (PDF Document, 194.56 Kb)

HS15. DLP Planning Limited: Matter 10 Statement

DLP Planning Limited - Matter 10 Statement (PDF Document, 656.63 Kb)

HS16. The Co-operative Group: Matter 6 Statement

The Co-operative Group - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 6.66 Mb)

HS17. Gordon White & Hood: Matter 6 Statement

GWH - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 624.09 Kb)

HS18. Pegasus Group on behalf of Mrs B A Walker (Oadby Grange): Matter 1 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of Oadby Grange - Matter 1 Statement (PDF Document, 110.34 Kb)

HS19. Pegasus Group on behalf of Mrs B A Walker (Oadby Grange): Matter 2 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of Oadby Grange - Matter 2 Statement (PDF Document, 101.87 Kb)

HS20. Pegasus Group on behalf of Mrs B A Walker (Oadby Grange): Matter 6 Statement

Pegasus Group on Behalf of Oadby Grange - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 95.45 Kb)

HS21. Define Planning on behalf of Bloor Homes: Matter 6 Statement

Define Planning on Behalf of Bloor Homes - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 157.95 Kb)

HS22. Define Planning on behalf of Bloor Homes: Matter 6 Appendix 1 (Part 1)

Define Planning Appendix 1 Part 1 (PDF Document, 8.25 Mb)

HS23. Define Planning on behalf of Bloor Homes: Matter 6 Appendix 1 (Part 2)

Define Planning Appendix 1 Part 2 (PDF Document, 5.66 Mb)

HS24. Define Planning on behalf of Bloor Homes: Matter 6 Appendix 1 (Part 3)

Define Planning Appendix 1 Part 3 (PDF Document, 6.37 Mb)

HS25. Define Planning on behalf of Bloor Homes: Matter 6 Appendix 2

Define Planning Appendix 2 (PDF Document, 1.86 Mb)

HS26. GVA on behalf of Jelson Homes Ltd: Matter 1 Statement

GVA - Matter 1 Statement (PDF Document, 74.53 Kb)

HS27. GVA on behalf of Jelson Homes Ltd: Matter 2 Statement

GVA - Matter 2 Statement (PDF Document, 116.78 Kb)

HS28. GVA on behalf of Jelson Homes Ltd: Matter 6 Statement

GVA - Matter 6 Statement (PDF Document, 123.81 Kb)

HS29. GVA on behalf of Jelson Homes Ltd: Matter 10 Statement

GVA - Matter 10 Statement (PDF Document, 9.56 Mb)

Hearing Documents

HD1. GVA Five Year Housing Land Supply Note

GVA Note Regarding 5 Year Supply on Local Plan Adoption (PDF Document, 75.67 Kb)

HD2. Evidence of Site Deliverability Timescales in the Borough

Evidence of Site Deliverability Timescales in the Borough (PDF Document, 261.7 Kb)

HD3. Council's Opening Statement

Council's Opening Statement for the Local Plan Hearing (PDF Document, 251.87 Kb)

HD4. PowerPoint Presentation - All Member Briefing on 8 March 2017

Local Plan Powerpoint Presentation 08/03/2017 (PDF Document, 1.26 Mb)

HD5. All Member Briefing Minutes from 8 March 2017

All Member Briefing Minutes 08/03/2017 (PDF Document, 64.33 Kb)

HD6. Supplementary Five Year Supply Note

Supplementary 5 Year Supply Note (PDF Document, 217.44 Kb)

HD7. Suggested Rewording of Policy 45

Suggested Rewording of Policy 45 (PDF Document, 94.73 Kb)

HD8. Planning Refusal and Appeal Decision for 1 Ladysmith Road

Planning Refusal and Appeal Decision for 1 Ladysmith Road (PDF Document, 430.24 Kb)

Post-Hearing Documents

PHD1. Council Actions Noted for Matters 1 and 2

Council Actions Noted for Matters 1 and 2 (PDF Document, 529.23 Kb)

PHD2. Council Actions Noted for Matter 3

Council Actions Noted for Matter 3 (PDF Document, 650.67 Kb)

PHD3. Council Actions Noted for Matter 6

Council Actions Noted for Matter 6 (PDF Document, 533.11 Kb)

PHD4. Council Actions Noted for Matter 8

Council Actions Noted for Matter 8 (PDF Document, 198.15 Kb)

PHD5. Council Actions Noted for Matter 10

Council Actions Noted for Matter 10 (PDF Document, 185.21 Kb)

PHD6. Council Actions Noted for Matter 11

Council Actions Noted for Matter 11 (PDF Document, 183.53 Kb)

PHD7. Council Actions Noted for Matter 13

Council Actions Noted for Matter 13 (PDF Document, 181.19 Kb)

PHD8. Council Actions Noted for Any Other Business/Conclusion of the Hearing

Council Actions Noted for Any Other Business/Conclusion of the Hearing (PDF Document, 177.49 Kb)

PHD9. Request for Additional Information Regarding Green Wedges

Request for Additional Information Regarding Green Wedges (PDF Document, 112.65 Kb)

PHD10. Further Green Wedge Note

Further Green Wedge Note (PDF Document, 949.53 Kb)

PHD11. Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications for the Submission Local Plan

Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications for the Submission Local Plan (PDF Document, 389.55 Kb)

PHD12. Schedule of Proposed Minor Modifications for the Submission Local Plan

Schedule of Proposed Minor Modifications for the Submission Local Plan (PDF Document, 678.15 Kb)

Document Library

To view all newly published and/or relevant evidence based documents that support the Submission Local Plan for the Borough of Oadby and Wigston, please visit the New Local Plan Evidence Base page.

https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/new_local_plan_evidence_base.

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