Redcar & Cleveland Local Plan Examination

All updates about the Local Plan examination process, timetable and available information will be made available via this page.

Key Information

Inspector: Matthew Birkinshaw BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI

Examination Library - documents, statements and other correspondence issued after submission on 19th April 2017.

Core Document and Evidence Base Library documents, plans, strategies and evidence that informed the Local Plan up to submission.

Publication Local Plan and previous drafts - previous drafts of the Local Plan can be found here.

Planning System Local Plans - General information and advice from the Planning Inspectorate about Local Plans and the examination process is available from the website.

Examination News and Updates

Hearing Sessions

The examination commenced on Tuesday 5th September 2017. The Hearing Sessions Programme can be found here.

Participants should note that Hearing Days 9 (3rd October and 12 (6th October) will now be held in Meeting Rooms 20 and not the Council Chamber as originally advertised. All Participants have been informed.

Ahead of the hearing sessions the Council has produced a working list of Suggested Main Modifications to the Local Plan. These modifications are referred to in the Councils Hearing Statements for each topic and will be discussed at the upcoming hearing sessions. Any changes to the Plan which are recommended by the Inspector will be published after the hearings and will be subject to a formal consultation process.

Latest News

Correspondence and updates relating to the examination can be viewed below in reverse chronological order:

6 October 2017

The Council has added its Closing Statement to the Examination Library [EX/RC/038].

2 October 2017

The Council has added a note to the Examination Library to provide additional evidence to supplement its Matter 2 hearing statement [EX/RC/037].

20 September 2017:

The Councils response to EX/OTH/004 from Croft Transport is now available EX/RC/035].

The proposed new layout submitted by Taylor Wimpey for Rowan Garth, Redcar is now available [EX/OTH/005].

The Council have added the Estimated Housing Supply Breakdown Between Sub-Areas and Settlements to the Examination Library [EX/RC/036].

14 September 2017

The Councils 5 year Housing Land Supply position with OAN of 285dpa is now available [EX/RC/034.

12 September 2017

The Statement of Common Ground between Taylor Wimpey, Innogy and Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Limited is available to download from the Examination Library [EX/OTH/003].

The Preliminary Vehicular Access Note for site H 3.16 (Land at Mickle Dales) is also available to view in the Library EX/OTH/004.

8 September 2017

The Council has added the Cabinet Report (inc. appendix) on the study jointly commissioned by Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils into the feasibility of a new road linking Swans Corner with the A174 Parkway to the Examination Library [EX/RC/029] [EX/RC/030].

7 September 2017

The Councils breakdown of housing proposed in the rural area is now available to download from the Examination Library.

5 September 2017

The Councils Interim Mitigation Strategy and Draft Recreation Mitigation Strategy in respect of the Teesmouth Coast SPA and Ramsar Site are now available here.

The Council's Opening Statement can be downloaded here.

31 August 2017

The Hearing Sessions Programme has been updated and can be viewed in the Examination Library.

25 August 2017

The hearing statements can now be viewed in the Examination Library.

21 July 2017

The Hearing Sessions Programme and the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions for examination can be viewed in the Examination Library.

3 July 2017

The Council has responded to the Inspectors letter following the Woodcock Wood appeal. Document EX/RC/004 can be viewed in the Examination library.

2 June 2017

The Council has now responded to the Inspectors Initial Questions. Documents EX/RC/003, EX/RC/003a and EX/RC/003b can be viewed in the Examination library.

30 May 2017

The Examination hearings are expected to commence in early September 2017 and will take place at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar, TS10 1TD. Further information will follow once details are finalised.

19 April 2017

The Council has now submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination to test the soundness of the plan. The Submission Statement can be found here.

Contact Details

Mrs Teri Spence
Local Plan Programme Officer
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
2nd Floor
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT

Telephone: 07966626372

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