Following the examination hearing sessions on 8 April 2014 we proposed some main modifications to the submitted document. These addressed some soundness and legal compliance issues and were put forward without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions on the focused review. These modifications replaced those previously proposed.
One effect of the modifications was to narrow the scope of the focused review so that it no longer comprised a comprehensive review of the entire adopted plan as originally intended. Instead it is limited to policy changes that don't need to be supported by an updated evidence base.
Council decided in February 2014 to prepare a new, comprehensive, local plan for which a new evidence base will be produced.
Proposed main modification documents are provided below.
Core Strategy NPPF focused review main modifications
We invited representations on these documents between 25 July 2014 and 5 September 2014.
Core Strategy NPPF focused review proposed main modifications representations