How to Object
The Public Consultation on the Proposed Local Plan closed in October 2016. Objections to the plan can no longer be lodged. However, there is still an opportunity to prevent the Symondshyde proposal.
The Council have now submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Examination at a public hearing by an independent Inspector. All representations submitted at the public consultation stage have been forwarded to the Inspector for consideration.
It is likely that key objectors (including organised groups such as ourselves) will be invited by the Inspector to take part in round table hearings. This is currently projected to take place in Autumn 2017.
Following the Examination, the Inspector will make recommendations on whether the Plan is ‘sound’ and should be adopted by the Council, or whether any significant changes should be made. In the latter case, further public consultation on the proposed changes and a re-examination would be required.