Following the close of the consultation on additional Local Plan evidence in August, the Council sent the responses to the Inspectors for their consideration. The Inspectors have now confirmed dates for further hearing sessions, to be held on weeks commencing 7th and 14th December.
As part of this process, they have prepared a series of Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQ’s) ahead of the those hearings. The MIQ’s set out the detail of what the Inspectors would like to consider during the sessions. They relate to topic matters that have been the subject of the recent consultation, or where the Inspectors would like to seek further clarification on any other matters. It is not intended that the hearings will revisit issues where there has not been any change in circumstance since the previous hearings. The ability to send in a hearing statement and take part in the hearing sessions in December is only open to the regulation 19 representors and those who responded to the Additional evidence consultation.
The dates and programme for the hearings, the MIQs and any related guidance can be found here: Further Hearing Sessions December 2020