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Havering Local Plan - Examination latest news and previous updates

The Havering Local Plan (2016-31) and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 27 March 2018. 

10 February 2021 update

The following letter has been received from the Inspector on 03 February 2021 regarding the new London Plan.

The Council is working with the Inspector and the GLA to finalise matters regarding the new London Plan. 

Main Modifications Consultation Representations and Responses

The Council has recorded and considered the representations (comments) received from the Main Modifications to the Local Plan consultation.

These are recorded along with the Councils responses below. 

06 November 2020 update

In August, the Council published Main Modifications for consultation, this consultation has now closed.  The Council will now record and consider the comments received.

The following documents form part of this consultation:

The Council proposed a number of additional ‘minor’ modifications (e.g. typographical errors, clarifications and factual updates) to improve the clarity of the Local Plan.

None of these changes materially affected the policies of the Local Plan and they were outside the scope of the consultation.

Additionally, including the schedule of Minor Modifications, please find below various documents that were published to support the consultation.

2 December 2019 update

The Council is working with the Inspector to finalise matters for the consultation on the Main Modifications which is currently scheduled to begin in Summer 2020.

May 2019  EIP - Post hearing correspondence - Requested actions and responses - update

22/05/2019 - Hearing Agendas

Public Consultation on Local Plan Revised Policy 11 – Gypsy and Traveller and Show People Accommodation

The Council is inviting comments on Local Plan Revised Policy 11 – Gypsy and Traveller and Show People Accommodation, including the proposed Site Allocations ahead of the Local Plan examination on 29 and 30 May 2019.

15/04/2019 - Inspectors matters, issues and questions

The Inspector has now issued her ‘Matters Issues and Questions’ for the upcoming Local Plan Examination 29-30 May 2019, along with Guidance Notes, a letter for the Council and a draft timetable for the May hearings.

These documents can be viewed here below under ‘May 2019 Examination Correspondence’.

Examination May 2019

The Havering Local Plan (2016-31) and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 27 March 2018.

The examination took place between Tuesday October 9 2018 and Thursday October 18 2018. Further details are in the 'Examination Correspondence' section below (items IED004, IED005, IED006 and CED004).

Following the hearings into the examination, the Inspector had some follow on queries regarding specific issues relating to various matters discussed at the hearing Further details on this and the Council’s initial response are in the Inspector’s 'Post Hearing Correspondence' section below (items IPHD001, CPHD001, IPHD002, CPHD002).

On this page you will find all of the submission documents and information on the examination, including further submission documents following the hearing as they becomes available.

The reconvened examination is due to take place on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May (Notice of Local Plan Examination). The inspector expects to advise of revised matters and issues and guidance notes by 16 April.

The Inspector would request statements back from parties (which may include the Council) by Thursday 16 May. 

Submission documents

View the submission documents via the links below.

Statements of Common Ground - 2019

May 2019 Examination Correspondence

May 2019 Hearing Statements 

October 2018 Examination Correspondence

October 2018 Hearing Statements

Post hearing correspondence

Post hearing correspondence - Requested actions and responses

Post hearing correspondence - Submission documents

Post hearing correspondence - Housing

Post hearing correspondence – Gypsy and Travellers

The Planning Inspector

Inspector Susan Heywood BSc (Hons) MCD MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination into the soundness of the London Borough of Havering’s Local Plan.

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Andrea Copsey, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the examination and as a liaison between the inspector, council and representers.

The Programme Officer is an independent officer of the examination and works on behalf of the inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. Andrea Copsey is the appropriate point of contact for any questions relating to timetabling or procedural matters.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the inspector should be submitted via the programme officer.

Contact details:
Andrea Copsey
Mobile: 07842 643988
Email: copseyandrea@gmail.com

Address:
Examination
PO Box 12607
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 9GN

 

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