Examination latest news and updates
Recent developments in the examination process.
12 November 2019
During the election period PINS will not be issuing any letters regarding the soundness or Legal Compliance of Local Plans and consequently the inspectors' letter following the hearing sessions will not be available until after 12 December.
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22 October 2019
16 October 2019
The council has provided a document addressing issues arising from the hearing sessions AA3 and AA/2/10 at
15 October 2019
An updated Housing Trajectory and 5 Year Land Supply has been submitted by the Council and can be viewed in the Examination Documents at .
10 October 2019
The council has prepared two documents which summarise the main issues, and their response to these, raised in submissions in response to the consultation on the Examination Documents. The documents are posted in the Examination Documents ( and ) and also on the page entitled Targeted consultation on Examination documents.
30 September 2019
The Inspectors have accepted two documents submitted by Cadent Gas concerning high pressure gas pipelines running under the proposed site allocation at Easton Park. The documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at and .
29 September 2019
Two further documents have been submitted covering the actions arising out of the Hearing Sessions AA/2/4 and AA/2/5 and these can be viewed in the Examination documents at and or on the Actions arising out of hearing sessionspage.
20 September 2019
The council has submitted responses to three Actions Arising out of the Hearing Sessions (AA/4, AA/2/8 and AA/2/15), a Statement of Common Ground between the Council and Landsec and an Addendum to ED46. All these documents can be viewed in the Examination Documents.
16 September 2019
The representations submitted in response to the Targeted Consultation on the Examination Documents can be viewed on the Targeted consultation on Examination documents page, together with a list of the documents that were the subject of the consultation.
25 July 2019
The actions from Week 2 of the hearing sessions (Matters, 6, 7, 8) are now available and can be viewed on the Actions arising out of hearing sessions page.
24 July 2019
Following the Stage 1 Hearing sessions the Inspectors have published a note on the next steps in the Examination and their note can be viewed in the Examination Documents, reference .
14 July 2019
Several documents have been submitted which will be relevant for the hearing sessions starting on Tuesday 16 July. The documents are all in the Examination Documents with the reference numbers ED29-ED47. It is also very likely that further documents will be posted in the Examination Documents before the hearing sessions start on Tuesday.
8 July 2019
The Infrastructure Delivery Plan update paper and schedules have been submitted and can be viewed in the Examination documents at , and respectively.
8 July 2019
During the hearing sessions, the Inspectors have asked for various information to be supplied to the Examination. The document listing these actions can be viewed on the Actions arising out of hearing sessions page which will be updated as the information is submitted to the examination.
5 July 2019
Following the first week of the hearing sessions the Inspectors have announced that the hearing sessions in Week 2 will start at 9.30am in order to allow more time for the discussions.
5 July 2019
A Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) between Uttlesford District Council and Essex County Council has been submitted and this can be viewed in the Examination documents reference .
1 July 2019
The following documents have been added to the Examination documents today:
Statements of Common Ground:
27 June 2019
The council has responded to the Inspectors' letter of 11 June (Examination documents at .
26 June 2019
The National Trust Draft Mitigation Strategy for Hatfield Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest & National Nature Reserve has been submitted to the examination and the document can be viewed at
21 June 2019
The council has submitted the following documents to the Examination:
14 June 2019
The Hearings timetable page.
11 June 2019
- The Inspectors have written to the Council asking them to clarify their position in relation to the submitted Local Plan by Friday 27 June. Their letter can be viewed at Examination documents.
- An updated list of Main Modifications (Examination documents.
) and Additional Changes ( ) proposed by the Council have been submitted in advance of the hearing sessions and can be viewed in the
14 May 2019
Natural England has written to the council concerning the emerging evidence base on managing impacts round Hatfield Forest. Their letter and attached documents can be viewed in the Examination documents at reference numbers ED9 - ED9C
15 April 2019
The Hearing sessions will open at 10.00 am on Tuesday 2 July at Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4BR. Full details on the hearing sessions are available on the Hearing sessions and statements page.
27 March 2019
A spreadsheet of the representations received in response to the consultation on the revised SA Report December 2018 and a document summarising the representations and providing the council's initial view on the key issues from the representations. Both these documents can be viewed in the Examination documents.
21 March 2019
The Inspectors have set provisional dates for hearing sessions of w/c 1 July and w/c 15 July. Please see the Hearing sessions and statements page for full details.
26 February 2019
The council has submitted their responses to the Inspectors' Initial Questions which can be viewed under the tab entitled Correspondence between Inspectors and Council.
12 February 2019
The Inspectors' have issued a series of Initial Questions to the Council () with a deadline for their replies of 25 February.