Minerals Plan Examination in Public

What is an Examination in Public?

As part of the process of preparing the Joint Minerals Local Plan, each document within the plan is subject to an ‘Examination in Public’. This is a form of public inquiry where an independent planning inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, will ‘test’ the document to see if it meets the requirements of the relevant legislation and to see if it is ‘sound’. Soundness is tested by considering whether the document is positively prepared; justified; effective and consistent with national policy.

Joint Minerals Local Plan Submission Statement (pdf 114kb opens in new window)

Latest News

23 July 2018

Joint Minerals Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State to be examined.

2 October 2018

Dates for the Examination hearing sessions have been confirmed by the inspector. Please refer to the programme officer's letter below for further information:

Programme officer's letter to respondents - 2 October 2018 (pdf 24kb opens in new window)

6 November 2018

The Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) and Guidance Note have been published for comment. The council and all other participants must submit their hearing statements to the Programme Officer by noon on Monday 3 December 2018. The documents provide further information and can be viewed in the Examination Library below (Ref: CD42 - CD44).

20 December 2018

The Examination Hearing Programme has been released - See examination library documents CD47 and CD48 below.

21 December 2018

A revised Examination Hearing Programme has been released - See examination library documents CD49 below.

What documents have been submitted for examination?

The Joint Minerals Local Plan, alongside a number of supporting documents contained within the examination library below, have been submitted for examination:

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What is the examination library?

The examination library comprises the suite of documents which form the background and evidence base for the Submitted Plan as well as the Plan itself.

Where can I find representations to the proposed submission Joint Minerals Local Plan?

The representations made to the Proposed Submission Plan can be accessed below:

Who do I contact for more information?

An independent programme officer has been appointed to represent the planning inspector. The programme officer is responsible for managing the day to day arrangements of the examination process before and during the period of the examination, recording all documents submitted, arranging for the inspection of sites by the inspector and dealing with correspondence on their behalf to those have made representations, including requests for and exchange of all statements. This will include any communication or correspondence between the inspector and the council.

The programme officer for the Joint Minerals Local Plan examination is Malcolm Wells and all correspondence with the planning inspector should be directed to the programme officer:

Malcolm Wells
Room GF37
County Hall
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

Tel: (01482) 391724

Email: malcolm.wells@eastriding.gov.uk

Please note: mark the correspondence as 'Private and Confidential' on the envelope.