Development Management (DPD) - Examination Stage
The Inspector’s Report into the soundness of the Development Management Submission Document has been received, which found that the document is sound subject to a number of minor modifications. Receipt of the report concludes the examination.
The final report can be downloaded below:
The Development Management Plan, which includes the minor modifications recommended by the Inspector, was adopted at Full Council on 23rd July 2015.
The Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Development Plan Document (DM DPD) was submitted to the Government for independent examination on 31st July 2014. This document sets out proposed detailed day-to-day planning policies through which development within the City will be delivered, and which planning applications will be judged against.
In addition to the DM DPD Submission Document, the Council also submitted a number of supporting documents to the Secretary of State. These include the representations submitted during the revised proposed-submission consultation, as well as the results of previous community involvement and other evidence. All documents form part of the examination library and can be found in the table below. The Programme Officer can make available electronic or paper copies on request.
The Programme Officer for the examination is Kerry Freeman. Any correspondence with regard to the examination should be sent to: Kerry Freeman, Programme Officer, Rochford District Council, South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW Phone 01702 318073 or by mail to email@example.com
The Secretary of State has appointed Mr David Smith BA(HONS) DMS MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate to conduct the examination.
The examination hearing took place on Tuesday 11th November at the Civic Centre.
A Hearing Session, as part of the DM DPD examination, took place on 11th November 2014 to discuss the various aspects of the plan. Following this hearing session, the Inspector provided guidance on the next steps in the examination process (see table below, reference EXDM008 [Inspectors Note]). The Council, in response, provided additional evidence to support discussions during the Hearing Session (see table below, reference EXDM010).
The Inspector has issued his interim views on the soundness of the plan (see table below, reference EXDM011), which includes the modifications required to make the plan sound. The Council has considered the Inspector’s interim views and has produced a consolidated list of modifications to the Development Management DPD Submission Document.
The Council is consulted on the proposed modifications between 19th December 2014 and 13th February 2015.
The proposed modifications, the Sustainability Appraisal Addendum, and Habitats Regulation Assessment Addendum are available to download below:
The Council will pass on any comments received during the consultation to the Programme Officer, however, the Inspector has specified that he will only be taking into account comments made on the proposed modifications and will not be considering comments on the DM DPD Submission version in its entirety. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Programme Officer. The Inspector will then consider the results of the consultation before finalising his report and recommendation.
|Reference||Submission Document Title|
|SD1||Southend on Sea Development Management DPD (Revised Proposed Submission)(2014)|
|SD2||Policies Map (Revised Proposed Submission) (2014)|
|SD3||Schedule of Proposed Minor Amendments|
|SD5||Sustainability Appraisal (2014)|
|SD6||Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary (2014)|
|SD7||Habitats Regulation Assessment (Including Addendum)|
|SD9||Duty to Co-operate Statement|
|SD10||PAS Soundness Self Assessment|
|SD11||DM DPD Proposed Submission Document|
|SD12||Policies Map (Proposed Submission)|
|SD13||DM DPD Issues and Options Document|
|SD14||Southend-on-Sea Core Strategy (2007)|
|SD15||Local Development Scheme (2014)|
|SD16||Statement of Community Involvement (2013)|
|SD17||Southend-on-Sea Annual Monitoring Report 2012-13|
A full list of evidence base documents is available here
|EXDM001||Letter from Programme Officer||Programme Officer||7th August 2014|
|EXDM002||Initial questions to Council||Planning Inspector||27th August 2014|
|EXDM003||2nd Letter from Programme Officer||Programme Officer||9th August 2014|
|EXDM004||Planning Inspector's Guidance Note||Planning Inspector||9th August 2014|
|EXDM005||Response to Initial Questions||Southend-on-Sea City Council||22nd September 2014|
|EXDM006||Schedule of Minor Amendments||Southend-on-Sea City Council||
22nd September 2014
|EXDM007||Hearing Agenda 11th November||Planning Inspector||4th November 2014|
|EXDM008||Inspectors Note of Final Session||Planning Inspector||11th November 2014|
|EXDM009||Hearing Session Proposed Amendments||Southend-on-Sea City Council||1st December 2014|
|EXDM010||Additional Evidence||Southend-on-Sea City Council||1st December 2014|
|EXDM011||Post Hearing Letter||Planning Inspector||28th November 2014|
|EXDM012||Additional Evidence - Parking||Southend-on-Sea City Council||9th January 2015|
|EXDM013||Letter to Inspector||Southend-on-Sea City Council||17th February 2015|
|EXDM014||Inspectors Final Report Development Management Document||Planning Inspector||25th March 2015|