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.

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The following documents have been added to the Examination Library since submission: 

Housing Need and Supply 

Statutory Duty to Cooperate 

Other Documents 

The following documents have been added to the Examination Library or Examination Matters and Documents Page during the hearing sessions. 

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The following documents have been added to the Examination Library or Examination Matters and Documents page following the hearing sessions. 

POST HEARING

Next steps

The timetable for receiving feedback from the Inspector is currently unknown. Verbal indications from the Planning Inspector overseeing the process in the closing part of the hearing sessions on 28 November 2019, indicated that the Council should expect to hear back from him in the “…first couple of months…” of 2020, but no fixed date was given. The Planning Inspector has since confirmed, via the Programme Officer, that he is continuing to prepare his post-hearing response to the Council and will issue this in due course. We will publish his response on the website when it is received.

The initial conclusions could take the form of either a letter or a report, but the Inspector has not specified which approach he will take. Regardless of the format, the initial conclusions will provide the Council with an indication about whether the plan can be found sound and to what extent. It is anticipated his response will include the Inspector's view on the inclusion of South Godstone Garden Community.

The Inspector is also likely to set out steps which the Council should take ie preparing modifications, undertaking consultation and if there are any areas that require further work.  The Council will need to engage with the Inspector on his recommendations and proposed modifications which he judges to be necessary to ensure the Plan is ‘Sound’. This engagement will be at his discretion and via the programme officer.

Inspector led clarification questions

Before the Inspector can finalise and issue his post-hearing feedback, we have been asked by the Inspector to respond to a number of questions including:

We are continuing work on a response to the Inspector on ID13 which requires working with a number of parties. We will update the website to provide further information when it is available. When the Inspector has received the responses, they will be published on the website accordingly. Please note this is the same information available to the Programme Officer and it is the Council’s most up to date position.

The list of Inspector led clarification questions is as follows:

Inspector led post hearing consultations (December 2019/January 2020)

The Inspector invited comment on some of the documents published during and after the hearing sessions. The consultations are detailed below.

Responses to Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs)

Some Hearing Statements address more than one Matter. Where this is the case, they have been filed under the first Matter which they address.

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TED03 - TDC Hearing Statement Matter 1

REP-930560-001 GM Planning obo Woldingham Assoc. Matter 1
REP-960371-001 OLRG Matter 1
REP-981855-001 Southern Planning obo Godstone PC 1 Examination report matter 1
REP-990843-001 TDC - Matter 1 - Andrew Black Consulting obo Village Developments
REP-991024,976296-001 Colin & Linda Anderson
REP-991419-001 Nexus Planning obo Taylor Wimpey Matter 1
REP-991427-001 Turley obo Berkely Strategic Statement to Matter 1
REP-993436-001 Town Legal LLP (Daniel Watney) obo Andrew Telfer Matter 1 with Appendix
REP-994247-001- APP1 Sigma Planning obo Rydon Homes Newsletters
REP-994247-001 Sigma Planning obo Rydon Homes Hearing Statements
REP-994247-001-APP2 Sigma Planning obo Rydon Homes Reg.19 Enplan_Rydon Homes_SMA 013_Representation
REP-994247-001-APP3 Sigma Planning obo Rydon Homes Appeal decision 156-180 Whyteleafe Rd
REP-996072-001 CBRE obo Ashill Matter 1
REP-1049546-001 Rodway Planning obo Fairfax Acquisitions MIQ Hearing Statement
REP-1049546-001-APP1 Appendix A - Frith Manor Decision Notice
REP-1049546-001-APP2 Tim Rodway obo Fairfax Acquisitions Appendix B
REP-1123021-001 Geoffrey Lean Further Statement
REP-1138520-001 HBF Hearing Statements Tandridge
REP-1139406-001 Liz Lockwood Additional comments in response to MIQs from Liz Lockwood (Lingfield)
REP-1139406-001-APP1 Tandridge Member Presentation PAS 7 Sept 2016
REP-1139406-001-APP2 Email re Member Engagement on sites as per PAS guidance September 2016 copy
REP-1139406-001-APP3 Lingfield Neighbourhood Plan Sites Consultation Response Dec 2016
REP-1139406-001-APP4 Meeting with Sarah Thompson Head of Planning TDC 28th June
REP-1139406-001-APP5 L NP Meeting with Sarah Thompson Agenda 28 June 2018
REP-1182004 Causeway Land obo Redhill Aerodrome Hearing Statement TDC EiP 3 Sept 2019 v1
REP-1183615-001 Turley obo Bellway Homes - Matter 1
REP-1184262-001 Andrew Black Consulting obo Oxted Developments - Matter 1
REP-1184306-001 Icon obo Surrey National Golf Club Matter 1
REP-1184994-001 Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 1
REP-1184994-001-APP-A Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 1. Appendix A
REP-1184994-007 Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Site Interests
REP-1186122-001 TLAG response to MIQs - Matter 1
REP-1186124-001 WSP-Indigo obo Mr & Mrs Banks Response to MIQs
REP-1186124-001-APP1 Appendix 1 - let.010.GD.LR Representations to Regulation 19 Local Plan Consultation_1.1 (final draft)_1.0 FINAL 1 copy
REP-1186160-001 Savils obo Thakeham Homes Matter 1
REP-1186160-001-APP1 Savills obo Thakeham Homes Matter 1 - Appendix 1
REP-1186160-001-APP2 Savills obo Thakeham Homes Matter 1 - Appendix 2 copy
REP-1182533-001 Star Fields Action Group MIQs response Matters 1 _ 6
REP-1182533-001-APP1 Star Fields Action Group Meeting with Sarah Thompson 28 June 2018
REP-1182533-001-APP2 Star Fields Action Group statement-for-lnp-5-sept-2018

TED08 - TDC Hearing Statement Matter 4

REP-930560-004 GM Planning obo Woldingham Assoc. Matter 4
REP-960371-004 OLRG Matter 4
REP-981855-004 Southern Planning obo Godstone PC 4 Examination report matter 4
REP-986600-001 Gasson Planning & Projects obo Sally-Ann Maine-Tucker 2019 Tandridge EIP
REP-990843-004 TDC - Matter 4 - Andrew Black Consulting obo Village Developments
REP-991419-004 Nexus Planning obo Taylor Wimpey Matter 4
REP-991427-004 Turley obo Berkely Strategic Statement to Matter 4
REP-993436-002 Town Legal LLP (Daniel Watney) obo Andrew Telfer Matter 4
REP-996072-004 CBRE obo Ashill Matter 4
REP-1047508-001 Rodway obo Croydon & District Education Trust
REP-1047508-001-APP1 Rodway obo Croydon & District Education TrustAppendix A - Orion Heritage Statement
REP-1062828-003 Boyer Planning obo Croudace Homes Matter 4
REP-1129229-003 Montagu Evans obo The Charities Written Statement - Matter 4 Green Belt Boundary Alterations
REP-1178623-002 Woolf Bond obo Millwood Designer Homes Matter 4
REP-1181902-003 Jennings Nicholson obo Nutfield Green Park Matter 4
REP-1182645-002 WSP-Indigo obo Charterhouse Strategic Matter 4 Hearing Statement_FINAL
REP-1182881-001 Savills obo Young Epilepsy Matter 4- Green Belt Boundaries
REP-1183131-003 DHA Planning obo Countryside Properties Matter 4
REP-1183415-002 Stephen Hinsley Planning obo Wates Developments Matter 4
REP-1183615-004 Turley obo Bellway Homes - Matter 4
REP-1184122-001 Barton Willmore obo Crest Strategic Projects Matter 4 - Green Belt
REP-1184262-004 Andrew Black Consulting obo Oxted Developments Matter 4
REP-1184306-004 Icon obo Surrey National Golf Club Matter 4
REP-1184994-004 Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum - Matters 4 - Green Belt Boundary Alterations
REP-1185157-002 Neame Sutton obo .Catesby Estates Matter 4 Statement. FINAL
REP-1185177-001 LRM Planning obo WT Lamb Matter 4 Green Belt
REP-1185198-004 Impact Planning obo Knightwood Trust Trust Farms TF Matter 4
REP-1185824-001 Tony Middleton Matter 4
REP-1185824-001-APP1 Tony Middleton Annex to statement from A Middleton
REP-1185904-003 Pegasus Group obo M&G Real EstateHearing Statement_Matter 4_M&G Real Estate_06.09.19_FINAL (reduced)
REP-1186122-004 TLAG response to MIQs - Matter 4
REP-1186160-004 Savills obo Thakeham Homes Matter 4

TED10 - TDC Hearing Statement Matter 6

REP-1186160-006-APP2 Savills obo Thakeham Homes - Matter 6 - Appendix 2
REP-1186160-006-APP1 Savills obo Thakeham Homes Matter 6 - Appendix 1 copy
REP-1186160-006 Savills obo Thakeham Homes Matter 6
REP-1186122-006 TLAG response to MIQs - Matter 6 + appendices
REP-1186122-008 Tandridge Lane Action Group SOCG (unsigned) 13.09.19
REP-1185904-004 Pegasus Group obo M&G Real Estate Hearing Statement_Matter 6_M&G Real Estate_06.09.19_FINAL (reduced)
REP-1186122-001 TLAG DH letter to Inspector copy
REP-1185198-003 Impact Planning obo Knightwood Trust Trust Farms TF Matter 6
REP-1184994-006-APP-F Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 6. Appendix F copy
REP-1184994-006-APP-E Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 6. Appendix E
REP-1184994-006-APP-D Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 6. Appendix D
REP-1184994-006 Judith Ashton Assoc. obo Tandridge Housing Forum Matter 6 SCG01
REP-1184606-003-APP1 1001 Shelton Sports Vision Document LOW RES V1 (1)
REP-1184606-003 Tim North obo Chartwell Land & New Homes Ltd Matter 6 HSG18
REP-1184606-001 Tim North obo Chartwell Land & New Homes Matter 6 HSG17
REP-1184316-001 Pegasus Group obo Kitewood Estates Matter 6 HSG01
REP-1184262-005 Andrew Black Consulting obo Oxted Developments - Matter 6
REP-1184122-002 Barton Willmore obo Crest Strategic Projects Matter 6 - Housing Allocations
REP-1183615-005 Turley obo Bellway Homes - Matter 6
REP-1183163-001 West Sussex County Council Matter 6 SCG01
REP-1183138-001 Sarah Nicholas
REP-1182645-001 WSP-Indigo obo Charterhouse Strategic Land Matter 6 Hearing Statement_FINAL
REP-1182243-001 Julie Rogers Letter to Inspector
REP-1182210-001 Sarah Daniell Draft letter to Inspector
REP-1138976-001 Annie & David Hughes DH letter to Inspector copy
REP-1138882-001 Mr & Mrs Prater
REP-1133886-001 John Nicholas
REP-1133583-001 Letterofobjection-GardenCommunity-Tandridge-PDF-02sept2019 copy
REP-1131669-001 Richard Berliand TDC Garden Village consultation letter - Richard & Lucilla Berliand - 2019 08 03 copy
REP-1131463-001 M Barton Wilby TDC Letter copy
REP-1129229-004 Montagu Evans obo The Charities Written Statement - Matter 6 South Godstone and Housing Allocation
REP-1126997-001 Kevin Bourne MIQ Response
REP-1059649-001 Nigel Francis Tandridge Local Plan letter to Inspector
REP-1052527-001 Barton Willmore obo Landfarm Smallfield HSG03
REP-1049375-001 Ken Watson Draft letter to Inspector copy
REP-996072-006 CBRE obo Ashill Matter 6 - Ashill - HSG13
REP-996072-005 CBRE obo Ashill Matter 6 - Ashill - HSG11
REP-993436-003 Town Legal LLP (Daniel Watney) obo Andrew Telfer Matter 6 HSG12
REP-992466-001 Tim North Mr & Mrs Norman Norman Matter 6 HSG02
REP-991427-005 Turley obo Berkely Strategic Statement to Matter 6
REP-991419-005 Nexus Planning obo Taylor Wimpey Matter 6
REP-990843-005 TDC - Matter 6 - Andrew Black Consulting obo Village Developments
REP-990188-001-APP2 Mat Plan obo Land Logic Enclosure 2
REP-990188-001-APP1 Mat Plan obo Land Logic Enclosure 1
REP-990188-001 Mat Plan obo Land Logic (Godstone) Ltd Position Statement to Local Plan Examination (04-09-19) (Final) (Signed)
REP-988456-001 Gatwick Airport Limited Tandridge DC draft Local Plan 2033 MIQ FURTHER GAL Comments issued September 2019
REP-981855-006 Southern Planning obo Godstone PC 6 Examination report matter 6
REP-971994-001 Text from email 16 August 2019
REP-960429-001 Smallfield Flood Action Group
REP-960429-001 Further Statement Smallfield Flood Action Group Aug 2019
REP-960371-006 OLRG Matter 6
REP-960185-001 Burstow Parish Council Matter 6 HSG01
REP-950503-001 Surrey Hills Tandridge Local Plan - Inspector's questions etc August 2019-1