The examination hearings will commence on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 10am and will be held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE. The hearings are likely to last for two weeks and are currently scheduled to end on Friday 12 April 2019.
We have notified everyone who made a representation on the Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 2. You can download a copy of the letter using the 'Correspondence' tab below.
The Inspector will provide a Hearings Programme as soon as possible before the hearings, which will identify the timetable, key matters for discussion and the attendees invited to take part at each hearing session.
The Secretary of State has appointed Inspector Mike Fox BA(HONS) DIPTP MRTPI to conduct the examination to determine whether the Lewes Local Plan Part 2 is sound.
The Lewes District Local Plan Part 2 has been submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. Submission was formally made on 21st December 2018.
The adopted Lewes District Joint Core Strategy forms Part 1 of the Local Plan. The Local Plan Part 2 will only apply to the area of Lewes District outside the South Downs National Park.
The Local Plan Part 2 will allocate land for housing, including Gypsy and Traveller pitches, and employment. It will also set out detailed planning policies to guide development and change in the period to 2030. When adopted by the Council, these new policies will replace most of the remaining ‘saved’ policies of the Lewes District Local Plan 2003.
The Council has appointed a Programme Officer, who will support the Inspector and the Council for the duration of the examination. His details are below:
Mr Chris Banks, Programme Officer, c/o Bank Solutions, 64 Lavinia Way, East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 1EF
Tel: 01903 783722 Mob: 07817 322750
This examination webpage will be updated regularly with news of the examination.
You can find the Core Documents library below. We will add correspondence from the Inspector as we receive it in the relevant tab below. We will also add future Matter Statements and any further documentation submitted and accepted by the Inspector during the examination.
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