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Last updated 17 July 2017

Canterbury District Local Plan adopted

At a Full Council meeting held on Thursday 13 July 2017, councillors agreed to adopt the Local Plan.

5 July 2017

Canterbury District Local Plan to be considered for adoption 

The Local Plan is due to be considered for adoption on Thursday 13 July. See the documents below:

21 June 2017

Canterbury District Local Plan Inspector's report published

Following the Independent examination of the Canterbury district Local Plan, the appointed Planning Inspector Mr Mike Moore BA (Hons), MRTPI, CMILT, MCIHT has completed his report. The report was received by us on 15 June 2017.

The report concludes that the Local Plan is 'sound' and legally compliant, subject to a number of Main Modifications which have been recommended by the Inspector. We will take the Inspector's report to Full Council on 13 July 2017.

See the Inspector's report

See the schedule of recommended Main Modifications

5 April 2017

Consultation on Main Modifications to the Canterbury District Local Plan

Consultation has now closed. Thank you for your comments.

All duly made representations have been sent to the Planning Inspector for his consideration. The Inspector will now prepare his report.

Please find pdf versions of all duly made representations for your information here. A hard copy of these is also available to view at Council Reception, Military Road, Canterbury.

15 December 2016

Letter to CCC from Inspector 15 December 2016

Main modifications with tracked changes

Inspector's comments on the proposals changes

For information, the following two documents were also submitted by us to the Inspector:

Local Plan main modifications 25 November 2016 (this is a revised document which incorporates the key diagram)

Main modifications for appendices

Addendum: Note also that the overtopping zone at Whitstable is also to be removed.

11 November 2016

Inspector's to do list from September 2016 hearings

To do list (as of Tuesday 4 October)

CCC's response to Inspector's to do list

Monday 19 September 2016

Hearing sessions - Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 22 September 2016

Location map for venue - The Franciscan International Study Centre

Note from the Inspector on the matters to be covered at the session on Household projections – Friday 16 September

Updated programme as of 1 September 2016

Matters, issues and questions Stage 2

Inspector's to do list from July 2016 hearings

To do list (as of Tuesday 13 September) 

Wednesday 7 September 2016

The latest version of the Proposed Main Modifications can be viewed here

Thursday 1 September 2016

Note from the Inspector on the matters to be covered at the session on Household projections – Friday 16 September

Updated programme as of 1 September 2016

Matters, issues and questions Stage 2

Friday 19 August 2016

Extra hearing session 

The Inspector has considered the comments received so far on any implications for the Local Plan arising from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s 2014-based sub national household projections. Based on what he has seen so far he has decided to hold a further hearing session on this matter which will take place on Friday 16 September 2016.   Further details will be provided nearer the time.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

CDLP 19.4 Consultation evidence for Shalloak Road, Broad Oak, Canterbury has been added to the list of documents submitted during stage 2 of the examination.

Thursday 21 July 2016

For documents submitted at Stage 2 of the Examination please see the Examination documents page from CDLP 19.0 onwards.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Changes to hearing session Tuesday 19 July 2016

Monday 11 July 2016

Hearing sessions - Tuesday 19 July to Thursday 21 July

Final programme for hearings in July 2016 - please note this supersedes the replaced version issued on Wednesday 6 July

Matters, issues and questions Stage 2

Location map for venue - The Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA

Stage 2 submission statements are now available

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Final programme for hearings in July 2016 - replaced by version issued on Friday 8 July.

Monday 27 June 2016

The Inspector has advised that September hearings will start on Tuesday 13 September and run for two weeks. The final programme will be published shortly.

Thursday 23 May 2016

Reminder: The deadline for further statements is midday on Friday 1 July 2016.

Please read Examination guidance note stage 1 and 2 for details.

Thursday 19 May 2016

The hearing sessions for the Canterbury district Local Plan will recommence on Tuesday 19 July 2016.  Please see documents below for full details.

Please note latest programme for July hearings is located at 6 July 2016 above.

Covering letter for the programme MIQ GN May 17 May 2016

Matters, issues and questions Stage 2

Programme for the hearings July 2016

Examination guidance note stage 1

Examination guidance note stage 2

Please contact Angela Furlong, the Programme Officer on 01227 862 388 or via the email link below for further details. She is managing the administration of the examination on behalf of the Inspector. Any correspondence regarding the examination should be sent to programme.officer@canterbury.gov.uk

Alternatively, please write to:

Local Plan Programme Officer, 
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Canterbury
CT1 1YW

Tuesday 17 May 2016

CDLP 16.29.33 Letter from Inspector to CCC regarding Matter 8 -13 May 2016

Tuesday 10 May 2016

We provided information to the Inspector on 28 April 2016, as requested and is listed below:

Next steps

The Inspector will set the dates for stage two of the Examination, and will provide details of the issues he wishes to discuss at the hearings. These will be posted here when we receive them.

After the hearings have concluded, the Inspector will decide on the main modifications that he considers necessary for the plan to be sound or legally compliant.  This may involve some further modifications to those in this schedule or changes to the wording of those proposed by the Council.  The final schedule of main modifications will be subject to public consultation and the comments received taken into account by the Inspector in his final report on the Local Plan.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Consultation responses

We have now checked and collated all responses to the consultation on the:

A total of 379 individuals or organisations responded to the Proposed Amendments, and 60 responded to the Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal consultation.

These have now been sent to the Planning Inspector.  We have also sent those responses we consider to be unduly made, should he wish to review these. 

We have also provided the Inspector with a brief summary of issues raised for the Proposed Amendments, which he has requested for his use and a summary of responses to the Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal.

 If you wish to view a hard copy of all documents, these can be viewed at Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW during normal office hours.

Documents published since end of first hearing sessions 

You can view a list of documents that have been published since the end of the first hearing sessions held on 26 July 2015.

Correspondence between the inspector and council since the end of stage one of the examination

View the council's response (7 September 2015) to the Inspector's correspondence set out below.

The inspector has written to the council with his conclusions following stage one of the Local Plan Examination.

Following the Local Plan hearing on Tuesday 14 July dealing with Duty to Cooperate, we have provided further information to the inspector (17/7/2015)on this issue.

The hearing sessions started Tuesday 14 July at 10am, at The Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA.

Hearing programmes (as of 17 June 2015)

Where parties have a right to be heard the Inspector has allocated them to those sessions that reflect the representations that they made on the submitted plan.  This means that they may not be included in some sessions that they had asked for. The hearings are not the opportunity to make new representations on matters not included in those made earlier.

Submission statements

View written statements to Inspector's matters and questions.

Submission of the draft Local Plan

We have submitted our draft Local Plan 2014 to the Planning Inspectorate to be examined by independent Inspector Mr Mike Moore BA (Hons) MRTPI CMILT MCIHT. Copies of the documents submitted to the Inspectorate are available on our examination documents page along with the Inspector's correspondence.

View comments by clicking the 'Read document and view comments' button on the Local Plan publication draft 2014. You can also view theproposal maps.

The examination programme and hearings are determined by the Inspector.

Please contact Angela Furlong, the Programme Officer on 01227 862 388 or via the email link below for further details. She is managing the administration of the examination on behalf of the Inspector. Any correspondence regarding the examination should be sent to programme.officer@canterbury.gov.uk.

Alternatively, please write to:

Local Plan Programme Officer, 
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Canterbury
CT1 1YW

Tel: 01227 862 388

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