Latest Examination News

Latest News on the Examination

The Inspector has issued a letter (LAPP. INSP 19 15.1.19 Main Modifications Note Jan 2019) following on from the close of the Examination last year.  This sets out recommended modifications that in the Inspector's view are required to ensure that the Plan is sound and legally compliant.

Once the Inspector is satisfied with the schedule of potential main modifications, it, the policy map changes, and the updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regs Assessment will be subject to a six week period of public consultation. This is currently planned timetabled for May to June 2019.  This consultation will be about the proposed main modifications, changes to the policies map and updated SA/HRA not about other aspects of the Plan or “omission sites”. The Council will then report the main issues raised during the Consultation and the Councils response to these to the Inspector in July. The Inspector’s report is late Summer 2019.

Current Timetable

Council Response to Inspectors Main Modifications Letter

15th February 2019


Proposed Main Modifications Consultation

May to June 2019

Council Report on Main Modifications Consultation to Inspector  

July 2019

Inspectors Report Issued

Late Summer 2019

 Latest News

16 January 2019

The Inspector has issued a letter LAPP. INSP 19 15.1.19 Main Modifications Note Jan 2019 which sets out modifications that in the Inspector's view are required to ensure that the Plan is sound and legally compliant.

10 January 2019 

Two informal draft documents have been produced relating to proposed modifications. The Inspector is considering these and is due to respond imminently. A final Proposed Main Modifications document will be produced for formal public consultation in due course. These draft documents have been added to the Examination library part 2:

08 January 2019

Report to Planning Committee dated 19 December 2018 concerning Land Between Clifton Wood And Clifton Phase 4 Development Yew Tree  added to the Examination library part 2

Earlier News Items

26 September 2018

Following examination of the documents submitted the Inspector has issued her Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) LAPP.INSP.07 26.9.18. The Inspector has also issued a MIQ Inspector's Guidance Note (LAPP.INSP.09 26.9.18) for those wishing to respond to the MIQs.  All statements, whether electronic and/or in paper form, should be received by the Programme Officer by 5pm on Monday 22 October 2018. No new evidence or documents should be submitted at the Hearings or afterwards unless specifically requested.

Full details available on the Matters, Issues and Questions page.

In addition the Inspector has also issued an Outline Programme of the hearings (LAPP.INSP.08 26.9.18).  It should be noted that the programme will be updated on the run up to and potentially through the hearing sessions and you should therefore check the web site regularly.

25 September

Details of the proposed venue for the hearing sessions have been confirmed.  The hearing sessions are to be held at Life at the Centre, Central Methodist Mission, 22 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3DA.  Full details available on the Details of the Examination Page (see The Venue) and include directions, public transport information and a map.

24 September 2018

Nottingham City Council Whole Plan Viability Assessment - August 2018 added to the Part 2 Examination Library.

04 September 2018

Nottinghamshire Local Geological Sites (LGS) Criteria : Guidelines for the selection of LGS in Nottinghamshire added to the Part 2 Examination Library.


Contact Us

All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer in the first instance. Programme Officer: Jayne Knight Tel: 07548160934 Email: jayne.knight@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. or by post at LH Box 5, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG. If you wish to contact the Planning Policy Team please either email localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 4594.

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