The Council have submitted the Proposed Local Development Plan 2016 for examination by Scottish Ministers. Ministers have appointed Trevor Croft BSc DipTRP ARSGS FRSA MRTPI to carry out the examination of the plan, although additional reporters have been appointed to aid the speedy delivery of the report. The examination of the plan is expected to be concluded by November 2017.
The examination will cover any unresolved issues from the public consultation which was carried out between 11th July and 23rd September 2016. An unresolved issue is where, for example, there has been an objection to a local development plan site or policy and the Council does not agree to modify the plan. This is then noted in a ‘Schedule 4’ document which summarises comments, what modifications to the plan were sought, the Council’s response and space for the reporter to come to a conclusion and make recommendations.
The Council has provided the reporter with a summary of all the issues to be assessed at examination. The Schedule 4’s are available to view online at the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) website (link below). We have also provided the reporter with copies of the representations received by the Council during consultation. Further information about the examination, Schedule 4 Forms, Further Information Requests, Further Information Responses, Document Lists, any Hearing and Inquiry Statements and, in due course, the Report can be viewed on the DPEA website:
The Proposed Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on the Council’s website:
The examination will cover only those issues discussed in the Schedule 4. There is now no further opportunity to make representations to the plan. If you have previously made a representation to the plan it is unlikely that you will be asked to submit further information, however if required you will be notified of this directly from the DPEA. We have been informed by the DPEA that a hearing will take place regarding Housing Land Supply and Housing Land policies. This is expected to take place in June 2017.
A guidance note that explains development plan examinations for people who have submitted representations is available at:
If you require further information about the progress of the examination please contact Morag Smith, Planning and Environmental Appeals Division, 4 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR, or 01324 696460, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact the Planning Policy Team at Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7QA or 01786 233660 or email@example.com