Following the examination hearing sessions on 8 April 2014 we proposed some main modifications to the submitted document, addressing soundness and legal compliance issues. These were put forward without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions on the focused review. The modifications replaced those previously proposed.
One effect of the modifications was to narrow the scope of the focused review, so 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