Stage 6: Submission and Examination

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30 May 2023 - The Council have responded to EXAM 4 and submitted the Annual Monitoring Report requested in EXAM 1.

18 May 2023 - The Inspectors responded to NLC’s response to their Initial Questions.

12 May 2023 - The Council have submitted initial responses to the Inspectors’ Initial Questions. The Council is due to submit additional information in due course.

3 March 2023 - The Inspectors have submitted supplementary initial questions in relation to Minerals and Waste.

23 January 2023 - The Council have written to the Inspectors providing an initial update on responding to the Inspectors' Initial Questions.

19 January 2023 - The Council request any recommended modifications to the submitted Local Plan, should they be necessary, in order to make the Plan sound and legally compliant.

15 December 2022 - The Inspectors have written to the Council outlining their Initial Queries.

11 November 2022 - North Lincolnshire Council submitted its draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for an Examination in Public, under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. Information about the examination process can be found here.

The Inspectors

Planning Inspectors Louise Crosby MA MRTPI, Elaine Worthington BA (Hons) MTP MUED MRTPI and Rachael Bust BSc (Hons) MA MSc LLM PhD MInstLM MCMI MIEnvSci MRTPI have been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the Plan's soundness and legal compliance, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021 (the Framework) and associated regulations. Namely the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Localism Act 2011 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Inspectors will take into account the representations submitted upon the Regulation 19 Draft Plan as far as they relate to soundness considerations. A number of informal debates will take place on the principal matters identified by the Inspectors these are termed Hearing Sessions.

At the end of the Examination, the Inspectors will prepare a report to the Council with precise recommendations, these recommendations may include modifications to the Plan, if the Council has requested these.

Guidance Notes will be prepared by the Inspectors to help people understand the process and will be available here in due course. The Planning Inspectorate have produced a Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations which provides detailed practical advice and a short guide aimed at those participating in a local plan examination for the first time.

Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Ian Kemp, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Council and Representors.

He is an independent Officer of the Examination and works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact Details

Ian Kemp
Programme Officer
PO Box 241
Mobile: 0772 300 9166

Mr Kemp will be contacting all Representors with details of the Examination process in due course.

When will the Examination in Public Hearing Sessions take place

A Programme for the sessions together with venue details and matters to be discussed will appear here once finalised.

Core and Evidence Base Documents

The following documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on 11 November 2022, including:

Proposed Submission North Lincolnshire Local Plan (2022)

Proposed Submission North Lincolnshire Local Plan Policy Maps (2022)

Submission Statement

In addition, a number of other ‘core documents’ have been submitted to support Local Plan documents at the Examination in Public. These can be accessed via the table below. A full list of documents submitted is provided below:

Submission Documents

Core Document Title Pages
DLP01 Regulation 18 Initial Consultation Document 24
DLP02 Regulation 18 Issues and Options Draft Local Plan 68
DLP03 Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal Environmental Report 113
DLP04 Issues & Options - Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Assessment 85
DLP05 Regulation 18 Preferred Options Local Plan 291
DLP06 Regulation 18 Preferred Options Inset Maps
DLP07 Preferred Options - Sustainability Appraisal 388
DLP08 Preferred Options - Habitat Regulations Assessment 155
DLP09 Regulation 19 Publication Draft Local Plan 362
DLP10 Regulation 19 Publication Draft Inset Maps
DLP11 Publication Draft - Sustainability Appraisal 173
DLP11(a) Publication Draft - Sustainability Appraisal Appendices 263
DLP12 Publication Draft - Habitat Regulations Assessment 167
DLP13 Publication Draft Addendum May 2022 396
DLP14 Publication Draft Addendum Updated Inset Maps
DLP15 Publication Addendum Draft Sustainability Appraisal 176
DLP15(a) Publication Addendum Draft Sustainability Appraisal Appendices 242
DLP16 Sustainability Appraisal Appendices 242
DLP17 Publication Addendum Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment 182
DLP18 North Lincolnshire Local Plan Viability Assessment 216
DLP19 Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Appendices 85
DLP20 Local Development Scheme 11
DLP21 Statement of Community Involvement 24
DLP22 Statement of Common Ground 44
DLP22(a) Statement of Common Ground Appendix One 18
DLP23 Equalities Impact Assessment 38
DLP24 The Council Plan (2018-2021) 26
DLP25 Guidance Note for Making Representations 4
DLP26 Statement of consultation 40
DLP27 Statement of Consultation - Appendix 1 Initial Consultation Details 59
DLP28 Statement of Consultation - Appendix 2 Issues and Options Consultation Details 119
DLP29 Statement of Consultation - Appendix 3 Preferred Options Consultation details 184
DLP30 Statement of consultation Appendix 4 Publication Draft Consultation 216
DLP31 Statement of consultation Appendix 5 Publication Addendum Draft Consultation 50
DLP32 Regulation 19 Publication - Policy Representations 498
DLP33 Regulation 19 Publication - Respondant Representations 522
DLP34 Regulation 19 Publication Addendum Draft Consultation Responses by Policy 26
DLP35 Regulation 19 Publication Addendum Draft Consultation Responses by Respondent 30

Other Core Documents – Current Development Plan

Other Core Documents – Evidence Base

Core Document Title Pages
EMP01 Employment Topic Paper 9
EMP02 South Humber Bank Mitigation Strategy 22

Core Document Title Pages
WAS01 Local Waste Needs Assessment (2020) 76

Examination Documents

Documents submitted to the examination following submission will be available here in due course:

Core Document Title Pages
EXAM1 Inspectors Initial Queries 17
EXAM1A Initial Timescale Response to EXAM 1 1
EXAM1B NLC Response to Inspectors Initial Inspectors Questions 28
EXAM1C NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix A Superseded Policies 17
EXAM1D NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix B Duty to Cooperate Compliance 66
EXAM1E NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix C DtC Statement of Common Ground 61
EXAM1F NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix D Statement of Common Ground Historic England 14
EXAM1G NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix E Oxford Economics Growth and Housing Need in North Lincolnshire 13
EXAM1H NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix F Summary of overall housing land supply 1
EXAM1I NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix G Category A Sites 1
EXAM1J NLC Response to Initial Questions - Appendix G Category B Sites 14
EXAM1K AMR 2022 80
EXAM2 Modifications Request - Section 20(7c) 1
EXAM3 Inspectors’ Initial Questions – Minerals and Waste 7
EXAM4 Inspectors' Response to NLC's Initital Question Responses 3
EXAM4A Council’s Repsonse to EXAM 4 2