Hearing sessions


Venue for all hearing sessions: Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4BR.


The hearing sessions will take place in two stages, and will open at 10am on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

Stage 1

Stage 1 will solely cover legal and procedural matters, duty to cooperate (DtC), objectively assessed needs for housing and employment land, the spatial strategy, strategic infrastructure and London Stansted Airport and the proposed garden communities.  If following the Stage 1 hearing sessions, the Inspectors are satisfied that the relevant legal duty has been met and they  consider the Plan is legally compliant and capable of being found sound on the matters considered at Stage 1 the examination will move on to Stage 2.

Stage 2

Stage 2 will consider development management type policies and the site allocations. 

Stage 1 dates

The  dates for Stage 1 of the hearing sessions are as follows:

Tuesday  2 July - Thursday 4 July (3 days)

Tuesday 16 July - Thursday 18 July (3 days)

Friday 19 July - reserve day (1 day)


Stage 1 Hearing session documents

ED5 12.04.19 Icon for pdf Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions for Hearing sessions [97.37KB]

ED6 15.04.19 Icon for pdf Inspectors' Examination Guidance Notes [160.4KB]

ED7 15.04.19 Icon for pdf Draft Hearings Timetable V.1 [120.77KB]