Examination news

15 November 2019: The National Park Authority have now published a Statement of Common Ground prepared between themselves and the Friends of the Lake District. This is available to view in the Examination Library as LDNPA-012.

14 November 2019: The inspectors have now published their timetable for the hearings in a Final hearing Programme, which includes details of participants. This is available to view in the Examination Library. Respondents to the Pre-submission Local Plan will be contacted directly.

12 November 2019:  Hearing statements have now been received in response to the Inspectors’ Matters, Issue and Questions.  They can be viewed on the Hearing Statements page.  The hearing statements are provided in the order of the hearing timetable.

08 October 2019: A revised version of the Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions has been issued to correct a typographical error in Matter 2, question 5.

4 October 2019: Formal notice has now been given of the examination hearings. The Inspectors have produced their Matters, issues and questions for the examination as well as an Information note. They have also set out a timetable for the hearings in a Draft hearing Programme. These are all available to view in the Examination Library. Respondents to the Pre-submission Local Plan will be contacted directly.

19 September 2019: The Inspectors have proposed a suggested outline for the examination process.  It is proposed that the hearings would take place over the two weeks commencing 25 November and 2 December 2019, probably sitting Tuesday to Thursday each week.  There would be possible reserved sessions on Friday 29 November and during the week commencing 9 December 2019.

These are the Inspectors’ initial suggestions and the dates are only provisional at this stage. Exact dates will be confirmed when the Matters, issues and questions (MIQs) are issued later this month.

11 September 2019: The National Park Authority has now sent a response to the Inspectors’ Note of 2 September 2019. This is available to view in the Examination Library. The Document reference is LDNPA-003 Response to Inspectors initial points of clarity 02 September 2019

6 September 2019: The Inspectors have produced a Note for the National Park Authority. This is available to view in the Examination Library. The Document reference is INS-001 Notes from Inspector 2 Sept 2019

1 August 2019: The Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 1 August 2019.