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Harborough District Local Plan

Submission of the Harborough Local Plan 2011 to 2031

On Friday 16 March 2018, the Harborough Local Plan 2011 to 2031 and its supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate. Submission of the Local Plan represents the start of the Examination process which will determine if the Council’s Local Plan is ‘sound’.

The Secretary of State, in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), will appoint an Inspector to conduct the examination.

Details of the availability of the submitted documents and where they can be found is detailed in the Statement of Fact.

The submission documents for the Harborough Local Plan 2011 to 2031 include:

S1        Harborough Local Plan 2011 2031

S2        Duty to Cooperate Statement (March 2018)

S3        Submission Consultation Statement (March 2018)

S4        Schedule - Proposed Modifications

S5        Submission Policies Map

S6        Harborough Proposed Submission Sustainability Appraisal

S7        Habitat Regulations Assessment

S8        The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

S9        The Local Development Scheme (LDS)

S10       Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA)

S11       Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

S12       PAS Soundess Self Assessment

S13       PAS Legal Compliance Self Assessment

S14       Reg 20 Consultation Representations Ordered by Rep ID

S15       Reg 20 Consultation Representations in Plan Order

S16       Reg 20 Representations - Submitted File Attachments

In addition, the Local Plan Evidence Base documents were also submitted and sent via the Planning Inspectorate to the Secretary of State.

To assist the Inspector, the Council has appointed an independent Programme Officer. They will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, District Council and Representors. The Programme Officer works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. The Programme Officer will be in touch with all representors in due course with details of the arrangements for the Examination once these are known.

A summary of the Council’s current programme for the Local Plan is set out below (* denotes indicative date only). Further information is provided in the Local Development Sceheme (LDS).

16 March 2018            Submission to Secretary of State

May / June 2018*        Examination Hearing

Oct / Nov 2018*           Inspectors Report

Nov /Dec 2018*           Adoption of Local Plan

Further information about the examination will be provided on this page as it becomes available. A dedicated examination page will be set up in due course and will be updated frequently as the examination proceeds. 

Details of the previous Draft Local Plan stages and consultations can be viewed here.