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Wiltshire Housing Sites DPD Examination

Examination

Following the close of the public hearing sessions in April, our Inspector - Steven Lee having considered the representations made about the Plan including the contributions made during the hearing sessions has written to us with his post hearing findings and advice. The letter sets out his preliminary advice about the next steps that will need to be undertaken to make the Plan sound. This will involve preparing, appraising and consulting on further Main Modifications as set out in his letter. Please note that this is the Inspector's initial advice and not his final conclusions that will be contained in his report in due course. A copy of the Inspector's letter is available here.

The Council has welcomed the Inspector's letter. In response, a schedule of Further Main Modifications has been prepared to address the points set out in his letter. A six week period of consultation on the Further Main Modifications will run from 9am Thursday 12 September until 5pm 25 October 2019..  

Inspector's Report

The Inspectors Report has been received by the council and is published here:

The Inspector's Report will be presented to Cabinet on 4 February.  Subject to Cabinet endorsing the Inspector's recommendations, Council will be asked to adopt the WHSAP on 25 February. 

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan - Consultation on Further Main Modifications

Following the Examination in Public (April 2019) the Inspector wrote to the Council on 10 June 2019 with his post hearing findings and advice. In response to his letter the Council are now consulting on a Schedule of Further Main Modifications (FMMs). 

Consultation on the Schedule of FMMs, along with the Revised Sustainability Appraisal and updated Addendum to the Habitats Regulation Assessment are published for a 6-week period of consultation starting 9am Thursday 12 September until 5pm 25 October 2019.

Hearing Sessions Venue and Timetable

Hearing Sessions commenced on Tuesday 2 April 2019 within The Civic Centre, St Stephen's Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AH.

A draft Icon for pdf Programme [83.38KB] for the Hearings is available together with the Inspector's Icon for pdf Matters and Issues [102.38KB].

The Inspector issued version 6 of the Programme which included participants for each Hearing and allocated an additional day to consider sites removed from the Plan by the Council at the Focussed Change Stage. The Inspector produced an Icon for pdf Explanatory Note [72.55KB] providing the background to this decision together with a revised Icon for pdf Guidance Note [87.91KB] with consequential amendments. 

The Inspector also produced the following Agendas for the Hearing Sessions:

Icon for pdf WHSAP inspectors day 1 agenda [66.97KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 2 agenda - AM [60.83KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 2 agenda - PM [60.62KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 3 agenda - AM [59.85KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 3 agenda - PM [60.59KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 4 agenda [65.4KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 5 agenda [65.41KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 6 agenda [56.13KB]

Icon for pdf WHSAP Inspector's day 7 agenda [62.12KB]

Written Statements

The following Written Statements have been received in response to the Inspector's Matters and Issues:

Document Library

In preparing the Plan the council both refer to and were informed by a number of documents that together form the 'Evidence Base' for the Examination. They are available to view in the Online Document Library

Comments on the Pre-submission Consultation (July - September 2017) can be viewed on the Consultation portal

Comments on the Schedule of Proposed Changes Consultation (September - November 2018 and December 2018 - January 2019) can be viewed on the Consultation portal

 

Latest Documents

The following documents have recently been added to the evidence base library:

EXAM 31 Inspectors Initial Post Hearing Advice

EXAM 32 Wiltshire Council response to the Inspectors Initial Post Hearing Advice June 2019

EXAM 33 Schedule of Further Main Modifications to the draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

EXAM 34 Revised Sustainability Appraisal Report Non-Technical Summary Sep 2019

EXAM 35 Revised Sustainability Appraisal Report Sep 2019

EXAM 36 Sustainability Appraisal Report Annex III Sep 2019

EXAM 37 Updated Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment Sep 2019

EXAM 38 WHSAP FMM Guidance Note Sep 2019

EXAM 39 WHSAP FMM Representation Form Sep 2019