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.
17 November 2022: For clarification purposes, we have been requested by the Inspector to make those sections of the agenda and minutes of the 22 September 2022 Planning Policy Committee meeting which are relevant to the Local Plan available on the examination website. As such, TED57 includes the committee papers and minutes for agenda items 6 and 7.
28 June 2022: As requested from the Inspector in his letter, ID20, the Council have sent an update on the progress of work on the Local Plan as originally set out in TED55. This is a working document and will be updated on a monthly basis.
24 June 2022: Following Planning Policy Committee on 23 June 2022, it was resolved that the OTH2E - Local Development Scheme 2022 is adopted and supersedes the January 2020 version of the document.
27 April 2022: We have sent a letter to the Inspector, TED55, in response to his previous letters (ID20 and ID21) regarding the Council’s work program.
24 March 2022: The Inspector has sent a letter (ID21) in response to our letter TED54.
18 March 2022: Further to our previous correspondence, we have sent a letter to the Inspector, TED54, seeking some clarification on a number of matters raised in ID20 and to enable us to finalise a considered workplan.
11 March 2022: As agreed at Planning Policy Committee on 10 March 2022, the Council are now exploring the work required following the Inspector’s letter in ID20. We will only contact the Inspector via the Programme Officer once a formal response has been submitted and this will be published on our website here.
15 February 2022: We have sent a letter to the Inspector, TED53, to acknowledge his letter (ID20). The Council will carefully consider the contents of ID20 and will respond to the Inspector in due course.
7 February 2022: The Inspector has sent a letter (ID20) in response to our letter TED51.
3 February 2022: We have sent a copy of the decision notice of a planning application on proposed housing allocation HSG05 Sandiford House, Caterham. View the decision notice.
21 January 2022: Further to our previous correspondence, we have sent a letter (TED51) and accompanying Appendix A, to advise of the options before the Council, regarding the next steps for the Local Plan and to seek his views on which of these options he feels could be pursued in a justified, sound and effective way. In addition to this, we have provided the Inspector with our response to Mid-Sussex District Council’s consultation on modifications to its Site Allocations Development Plan Document, particularly in relation to the impacts on the A22 Star junction and Felbridge roads. View the response.
6 January 2022: We have sent a further update, TED50, on the Council’s progress in addressing matters raised in the Inspector’s responses ID16 and ID19. In addition to a further update, the following documents were submitted:
25 November 2021: We have sent an update to the Inspector, TED49, on the Council’s progress on providing a response to his letters, ID16 and ID19.
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.