SWDP Stage 2 Examination Website (Feb 2015 – Jun 2015)

These webpages, although hosted on the South Worcestershire Development Plan website are the sole responsibility of Helen Wilson, Programme Officer.

This webpage contains all information and documentation relating to Stage 2 of the Examination, which covered the following –

Stage 2a – Policies SWDP 1 to 7 inclusive (excluding matters resolved at Stage 1), and site allocation policies SWDP 45 & 56

Stage 2b – Policies SWDP 8 to 42 inclusive, 62 & 63

Stage 2c – Site allocation Policies SWDP 43, 44, 46-55 inclusive and 57-61 inclusive

All information and documentation relating to Stage 1 of the Examination is now available on a separate webpage

Introduction

Inspector

Roger Clews BA MSc DipEd DipTP MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the Examination.

Programme Officer

Helen Wilson is an impartial officer of the Examination and works under the direction of the Inspector. Helen can be contacted at progofficer@aol.com and on 01527 65741 or 07879 443035

Examination News

5 February 2016

The Inspector’s report has now been received by the Councils and can be viewed here

18 January 2016

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the additions are highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 18 1 16                               

15 December 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the additions are highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 15 12 15

25 November 2015

EX/918 has been added to the Examination Documents ListStage 2 Examination Documents List 25 11 15

4 November 201

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the change is highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 4 11 15

16 October 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 16 10 15

29 September 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 29 9 15

23 September 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 23 9 15

12 August 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 12 8 15

5 August 2015

EX/903l – note submitted by the Councils – Maintaining a Five Year Supply of Traveller Pitches in South Worcestershire has been updated on

Examination Documents List 5 8 15

3 August 2015

EX/903l – note submitted by the Councils – Maintaining a Five Year Supply of Traveller Pitches in South Worcestershire has been updated on  Examination Documents List 3 8 15

28 July 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 28 7 15

27 July 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 27 7 15

23 July 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on  Examination Documents List 23 7 15

21 July 2015

The Inspector’s Interim Findings on the need for and supply of permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in the five years 2014/15 to 2018/19 have been added to the Examination Documents List at EX/903k

15 July 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 15 7 15

8 July 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 8 7 15

30 June 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 30 6 15

25 June 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 25 6 15

8 June 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 8 6 15

3 June 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 3 6 15

1 June 2015

A letter has been received on behalf of Mr Smith regarding Whiteways Farm, Sedgeberrow Mr R J Smith

28 May 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 27 5 15

20 May 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 20 5 15

19 May 2015

Following the discussions during the Stage 2a examination hearings, on 9 April the Councils submitted copies of revised housing trajectories to the examination and they are available on the examination documents list at EX/827a-j.  The Inspector held a factual question session with the Councils about the content of the revised trajectories on Thursday 23 April, at the end of the Matter O hearing session.

Since that session took place, it has become clear that there will be a need for further amendments to the housing trajectories as a result of the discussions during the Stage 2c hearings. As a result, the Inspector has decided to hold a further procedural session on the trajectories on Wednesday 3 June, at the end of the Matter X2 hearing session.   The venue is the Worcester University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JN.

As with the 23 April session, the session on 3 June will deal solely with factual and procedural matters, and there will be no discussion of the soundness of the trajectories.  Thus no other participants are being invited.  Nonetheless, as with all the hearing sessions, the session will be open to anyone who wishes to come and observe.

15 May 2015

The timetable for Stage 2c has been updated and now includes the additional hearing session to be held on 17 June SWDP Hearings Timetable

11 May 2015

The timetable for Stage 2c has been updated to reflect changes to the participants – these are highlighted on SWDP Hearings Timetable

The Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 2c have been updated – so that it corresponds to the current version of the hearings timetable, no other changes have been made Matters Issues & Questions update

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 11 5 15

8 May 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 8 5 15

7 May 2015

A further hearing session is to be held on Wednesday 17 June to discuss question 3 of  Matter M. Details of the hearing are available Here

6 May 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated and amended, the changes are highlighted on Examination Documents List 6 5 15

28 April 2015

The timetable for Stage 2c has been updated Hearings Timetable Stage 2C 28 4 15

27 April 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 27 4 15

Following queries raised by several residents in Rushwick, regarding land off Bransford Road, the Inspector has issued the following statement Statement from Inspector

22 April 2015

Following the submission of statements, the participants for Stage 2c has been updated  Hearings Timetable Stage 2C 22 4 15

The Examination Documents List has been updated to include the statements submitted for Stage 2c, the new documents are highlighted on  Examination Documents List 22 4 15

16 April 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 16 4 15

15 April 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated, the new documents are highlighted on Examination Documents List 15 4 15

9 April 2015

The 5th edition of the SHLAA has now been published and is available at http://www.swdevelopmentplan.org/?page_id=10530  (it has also been added to the Examination Documents List at EX/825). Wychavon Housing Mix Position Statement, February 2013 has also been added to the list at EX/826.

Examination Documents List 9 4 15

8 April 2015

Documentation relating to the revised version of SWDP2 – EX/823a-d, and EX/824 – Lorries in the Vale of Evesham SPG have been added  to the Examination Documents List  Examination Documents List 8 4 15

 30 March 2015

L3 and N5 have been added to Examination Documents List 30 3 15

27 March 2015

The Councils have produced a Note and appendix on the 2012 DCLG Housing Projections – EX/822a-822b and J/8 has also been added to the Examination Documents List  Examination Documents List 27 3 15

20 March 2015

The complete set of Significant Gap Maps are now available – EX/655a-EX/655n Examination Documents List 20 3 15

19 March 2015

The timetable for Stage 2b has been updated, to amend the list of participants for some of the hearings  Timetable Stage 2b

18 March 2015

An updated version of the Examination Documents List is available, this includes the statements submitted for Stage 2b. All the new documents are highlighted  Examination Documents List

10 March 2015

An updated version of the Examination Documents List is available, the new documents are highlighted  Examination Documents List

9 March 2015

The Matters, Issues and Questions and Timetable for Stage 2c have been published today

SWDP Stage 2c – Matters Issues & Questions

SWDP Hearings Timetable Stage 2c

3 March 2015

An updated version of the Examination Documents List is available, the documents that have been added are highlighted  Examination Documents List

27 February 2015

E/3a has now been added to the Examination Documents List Examination Documents List

An updated version of the Examination Documents List is available, the documents that have been added are highlighted  Examination Documents List

26 February 2015

Please note that the only refreshments available during the Stage 2a hearings are water, a coffee machine and limited snacks.

The following document was submitted to the Examination on 25 February

EX/803 Policy SWDP 3 Development Requirements & Delivery  – consolidated version of policy and reasoned justification to demonstrate effects of Councils’ suggested modifications for discussion at Matter B (25 February 2015)

25 February 2015

An updated version of the Examination Documents List is available, the documents that have been added are highlighted Examination Documents List

The following documents were submitted to the Examination on 24 February

EX/800 Statement of Common Ground Addendum between the Environment Agency and the South Worcestershire Councils, 23 February 2015  (see also EX/625)
EX/801 Policy SWDP 2 Development Strategy & Settlement Hierarchy – consolidated version of policy and reasoned justification to demonstrate effects of Councils’ suggested modifications for discussion at Matter A1 discussion (24 February 2015)
EX/802 Building more homes on brownfield land, Consultation proposals, DCLG, January 2015

 

24 February 2015

Today the Stage 2a hearings commenced.

The documents submitted to the Examination today will be available on the website tomorrow (25 February).

23 February 2015

The timetable for Stage 2a has been updated, to amend the list of participants for some of the hearings SWDP Hearings Timetable Stage 2a 

EX/623 and EX/653 (update noon 23/2) have been added to Stage 2 Examination Documents List

CD286 has been added to the  Core Documents List  The documents can be download from Here

18 February 2015

The Examination Documents List has been updated to align with the Core Documents List. The additional documents are listed as EX/638-EX/652  Stage 2 Examination Documents List

16 February 2015

On 16 February 2015 the South Worcestershire Councils began a six-week consultation period on their Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule and two supplementary planning documents on developer contributions and affordable housing.  On the same date they issued a call for sites to meet the accommodation needs of travellers.

The Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule will be examined separately from the SWDP, and the two supplementary planning documents are subject to different adoption processes from the SWDP.  Full details of the consultations are available Here  and relevant documents have been provided for the SWDP Examination as CD 282 – CD 285.

11 February 2015

Further submissions and EX/631 have been added to the documents list, they are highlighted on Stage 2 Examination Documents List 11 2 15

An updated version of the Core Documents List  is available, the documents added are highlighted.  The documents can be download from Here

10 February 2015

2 further statements have been added to the documents list, they are highlighted on the updated list and a correction has been made to the link to B/4

Stage 2 Examination Documents List 10 2 15

5 February 2015

An updated version of the Examination Documents list is now available, which includes all the statements submitted for Stage 2a

Stage 2 Examination Documents List 

The timetable for Stage 2a has been updated to reflect the participants confirmed for each of the sessions

SWDP Hearings Timetable Stage 2a

3 February 2015 – The following have today been issued by the Inspector

SWDP Stage 2b Matters Issues & Questions

SWDP Hearings Timetable Stage 2b

16 January 2915

The Notes of the Pre Hearing Meeting held on 13 January 2015 are now available Here

An updated version of the Examination Documents List (new documents are highlighted) is available  Here

14 January 2015 – The following have today been issued by the Inspector –

SWDP Stage 2a Matters Issues Questions Corrections_15.01.2105

SWDP Hearings Timetable Stage 2a

SWDP Stage 2 Inspector’s Guidance Note   (previously issued)

5 January 2015 – The current Examination Documents List for Stage 2 is available Here

11 December 2014 –  The following are now available for the Pre Hearing Meeting on Tuesday  13 January 2015

Agenda 

Location Map

18 November 2014 –  A Pre Hearing Meeting will be held at 11 am on Tuesday  13 January 2015 at Worcester University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester. The Programme Officer will be contacting all respondents in the next few weeks with further details.

11 November 2014 – Work on the timetables for Stage 2 has now commenced, the dates and venues for the hearings are as follows –

Stage 2a – Policies SWDP1-7  (the basis for how the plan has been compiled, housing and employment sites selected etc) and the Strategic Sites (the major “urban extensions” proposed on the edges of Worcester, where some of the largest housing developments have been allocated), commencing Tuesday 24 February  at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Sixways Stadium, Worcester

Stage 2b – Development Management Policies (the detailed rules that future planning applications will be assessed against, covering, for example, the proportion of affordable housing to be included in residential developments), commencing Tuesday 14 April at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Sixways Stadium, Worcester

Stage 2cProposed Sites in the Main Town and Villages, commencing Tuesday 12 May at  Worcester University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester

7 October 2014 – An updated version of the Core Documents List is available Here

6 October 2014 – Formal consultation began today on the modifications to the Plan proposed by the three South Worcestershire Councils in response to the Inspector’s Interim Conclusions and Further Interim Conclusions at Stage 1 of the Examination.  Full details of the consultation and how to participate are on the main SWDP webpage  Click here to view consultation page

25 June 2014 – The Inspector has responded to the Councils’ letter of 10 June. The letter is available Here

An updated version of the Documents List is available Examination Documents List 25 6 2014

16 June 2014 – The Councils have written to the Inspector with an update on the identification of additional sites. The letter is available Here

14 April 2014 – The Inspector has responded to the Council’s response to his Further Interim Conclusions. The response is available Here

An updated version of the Documents List is available Examination Documents List 14 4 2014

8 April 2014 – The Councils’ response to the Further Interim Conclusions is available Here

3 April 2014 – The Inspector’s letter to the Councils is available Here

The Inspector’s Further Interim Conclusions are available Here 

Email exchange between the Councils and the Inspector, via the Programme Officer is available Here