On 29 March 2018 the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036: Proposed Submission and its supporting documents were submitted for independent examination to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government via the Planning Inspectorate.
The main policies map shows the spatial extent of all relevant policies and proposals (Please note the map is a very large file and may take several minutes to load on your screen). Close-up extracts are also available for main locations of change.
All representations made on the Huntingdonshire Local Plan 2036 between 18 December 2017 and 5 February 2018 are available on the consultation portal.
Please use the links on the left to access detailed documentation relating to the examination.
We have now published the proposed main modifications that have been identified by the Inspector as necessary to make the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036 'sound' and 'legally compliant'. Consultation on the proposed main modifications runs from 10 December 2018 to 29 January 2019.
To respond please visit the online consultation portal where you can submit your representations directly against the relevant proposed main modification.
A full list of the proposed main modifications and supporting documents (with pdf files for reference) are below:
Proposed Main Modifications 2018 - consultation on this document runs from 10 December 2018 to 29 January 2019
Appendix 1: Policies Map Extracts (for reference only)
Proposed Main Modifications 2018 Sustainability Appraisal - consultation on this document runs from 10 December 2018 to 29 January 2019
Proposed Main Modifications 2018 Habitats Regulations Assessment - consultation on this document runs from 10 December 2018 to 29 January 2019
A pdf file of each document can also be downloaded from its 'Supporting documents' tab for reference.
Please note that this consultation is only concerned with the proposed main modifications identified to make the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036 'sound' and is not a consultation on the Local Plan as a whole. Representations to the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036: Proposed Submission consultation remain before the Inspector for his reference and to inform his final conclusions on the Local Plan. All representations made to the proposed main modifications will be taken into account by the Inspector.
The inspector and programme officer
The Secretary of State has appointed Kevin Ward from the Planning Inspectorate to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan. The inspector's task is to establish whether the the Huntingdonshire Local Plan is 'sound'. He will then report on his findings, including advising if modifications are needed to make the Local Plan sound.
Annette Feeney is the programme officer who is assisting the inspector. All correspondence relating to the examination should be via the programme officer:
Mobile: 07775 771026
Post: Annette Feeney, Local Plan Programme Officer, c/o Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN
The examination process
The Local Plan examination process is expected to follow the format below:
pre-hearing meeting - if required, this meeting held by the inspector to explain the format of the examination.
publication of matters and issues - these are the matters and issues that the inspector has identified to date for consideration at the hearings. The list of matters and issues will be updated during the examination process.
production of written statements - these are statements written by the council and objectors in response to the inspector’s matters and issues and may include statements of common ground.
hearing sessions - the inspector will hold hearing sessions. Details of the programme will be published once they are known. Hearings are an opportunity for the inspector to clarify and/or seek additional information on any issues relating to the 'soundness' of the Local Plan. Members of the public are able to attend the hearing sessions to observe proceedings.
production of the inspector’s Report giving their recommendations.
Throughout the examination process there may be correspondence on certain issues between the inspector and the council - this correspondence will be published on this website.
If you wish to find out in more detail how the examination of the Local Plan will be carried out, the Planning Inspectorate has published a useful guide: Examining Local Plans Procedural Practice.
Below are the supporting documents that were submitted on 29 March 2018 to the Inspector along with the Local Plan to 2036. The majority of documents are available to view on the Monitoring, Research and Evidence webpage.
Three procedural documents that support the submission of the plan are below: