We have received further correspondence from the Inspector regarding the examination of Our Local Plan: 2033. We will continue to regularly update this page with the latest examination news. Please note that this is the same information that the Programme Officer has available to him.
13 September 2021: The Inspector has sent a letter (ID19) in response to our letter TED48.
27 August 2021: We have sent an update to the Inspector on the latest delay to the high-level transport modelling in TED48. This letter proposes the actions we will be undertaking to address the issues raised by Surrey County Council and Highways England. We also propose an alternative option prompted by the ongoing delay to the traffic modelling and regarding the August timeframe set out in ID18.
19 July 2021: We wrote to the Inspector (TED47) to update him on the Council’s thoughts on how to progress our Local Plan Examination. We also provided him with a Position Statement which outlines the initial findings of the assessment of potential mitigation measures for Junction 6 of the M25.
30 June 2021: We have sent a response outlining the progress of the high-level transport modelling work and the decision-making process TED46 Update to Inspector.
21 June 2021: The Inspector has sought an update on the timetable and decision-making process in ID18.
26 May 2021: We have sent an updated timetable to the Inspector following an update on the delay to the high-level transport modelling work (TED45).
9 March 2021: We have sent our response outlining the anticipated timeframe for the work TED44 – TDC response to Inspector’s letter on the programme (ID17).
10 February 2021: The Inspector has responded and agreed in principle to our suggestion of undertaking further work in his letter ID17. The Inspector also requests a programme for this work setting out clear milestones for the anticipated work.
8 February 2021: The letter was discussed at Planning Policy Committee on 20 January 2021 and we have sent our initial response to the Inspector TED43 – TDC Initial response to Inspector’s Preliminary Conclusions (ID16). This sets out the request to carry out further work around the issues of Junction 6 of the M25 before providing a response in relation to the options detailed in ID16.
11 December 2020: We have received the Inspector’s preliminary conclusions and advice on the Tandridge District Council Local Plan 2033 (ID16).
Examination matters and documents
This page will contain information relating to the Examination in Public being carried out by the Planning Inspector into the soundness and legal compliance of Our Local Plan: 2033. We will update this page as and when information becomes available and will include detail on hearing sessions and matters being discussed.
Inspector's note, 22 November 2019
On 7 November 2019 the Planning Inspectorate explained its approach to casework in the pre-election period.
For Local Plan work, all scheduled local plan examinations and hearing sessions will continue during the pre-election period. To avoid making announcements which could be politically sensitive, the Planning Inspectorate will not issue any letters regarding the soundness or legal compliance of local plans, or final reports (including for fact check), until after the election.
Consequently, the Inspector will not issue any ruling regarding the potential implications for the examination of the Tandridge Local Plan, which may arise from the examination of the Sevenoaks District Local Plan, which has been requested by a representor.
The Inspector decided, after consultation with Tandridge District Council, it would be pragmatic to proceed with the remaining scheduled hearings for the Tandridge Local Plan and these were held on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November as programmed.
The Inspector invited Tandridge District Council to comment on the potential implications for the examination of the Tandridge Local Plan, which may arise from the examination of the Sevenoaks District Local Plan and this response can be found below.