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

The council has recently submitted the following documents: Icon for pdf Response to AA/2/22 [143.34KB], Icon for pdf updated IDP schedules [1.89MB], Icon for pdf Main [1.57MB] and Icon for pdf Additional Modifications V.4 [1.06MB], and a Icon for pdf SoCG between the council and Historic England [10.27MB].  These documents are all available in the Examination Documents with the references ED76-ED80. The Actions arising out of hearing sessions have also been updated. 
 

16 October 2019

The council has provided a document addressing issues arising from the hearing sessions  AA3 and AA/2/10 at Icon for pdf ED74 [133.58KB] and a response to the issues raised by Cadent Gas in their representation reference Icon for pdf ED68 [94.13KB] which can be viewed at Icon for pdf ED75 [122.0KB].
 

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 Icon for pdf ED73 [1.88MB].
 

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 (Icon for pdf ED71 [367.05KB] and Icon for pdf ED72 [409.03KB]) 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 Icon for pdf ED68 [94.13KB] and Icon for pdf ED68A [441.52KB].
 

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 Icon for pdf ED69 [421.92KB] and Icon for pdf ED70 [491.6KB] 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 Icon for pdf ED59 [94.17KB].
 

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 Icon for pdf ED27 [1003.04KB]Icon for pdf ED27A [1.79MB]  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 Icon for pdf ED25 [1.19MB].
 

1 July 2019

The following documents have been added to the Examination documents today:

Icon for pdf ED19 UDC update on infrastructure proposals in Cambridgeshire [345.97KB]  

Statements of Common Ground: 

Icon for pdf ED20 UDC and Anglian Water [464.89KB]

Icon for pdf ED21 UDC and Environment Agency [564.18KB]

Icon for pdf ED22 UDC and Hertfordshire County Council [800.1KB]

Icon for pdf ED23 UDC and Chelmsford City Council [485.65KB]

Icon for pdf ED24 UDC and Natural England [12.7MB]
  

27 June 2019

The council has responded to the Inspectors' letter of 11 June (Icon for pdf ED10 [128.4KB]) and their reply can be viewed in the Examination documents at Icon for pdf ED18 [204.68KB].
 

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 Icon for pdf ED17 [818.26KB].
 

21 June 2019

The council has submitted the following documents to the Examination:

Uttlesford Sports Strategy: Examination documents reference  ED14 - ED14E and Examination library reference INF 1203.10. 

Bus Rapid Transport for Uttlesford: Examination documents reference Icon for pdf ED13 [2.5MB] and Examination library reference Icon for pdf TRA 1506.3 [2.5MB].
 

14 June 2019

The Icon for pdf Draft participants' list for the Hearing sessions v.7 updated 14.07.19 [113.76KB] is now available and can be viewed on 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 Icon for pdf ED10 [128.4KB] in the Examination documents.
     
  • An updated list of Main Modifications (Icon for pdf ED11 [477.75KB]) and Additional Changes (Icon for pdf ED12 [619.32KB]) proposed by the Council  have been submitted in advance of the hearing sessions and can be viewed in the Examination documents.
      

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.

Icon for spreadsheets ED3 representations received on revised SA Report December 2018 [128.87KB]
Icon for pdf ED4 Summary of representations and Council's initial view on key issues from the representations [368.98KB]
 

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 (Icon for pdf Examination document ED1 [650.55KB]) with a deadline for their replies of  25 February.