Local Plan Partial Review Examination

Local Plan Partial Update Examination and Adoption

Planning Inspector  J Wilson BA Hons BTP MRTPI DMS was appointed by the Secretary of State, to conduct the independent Examination of the Local Plan Partial Update. The Inspectors' task was to consider whether the Council had complied with the legal requirements in preparing the Update and whether the submitted Plan was sound, based on the criteria set out in the National planning Policy Framework.

The Inspector took into account the representations made in response to the consultation on the Plan, as far as they related to soundness and legal compliance considerations. A hearing into the Plan was held in April 2023 to discuss the principal matters of soundness identified by the Inspector.

Following the Examination in April 2023, the Council received the final Inspector's Report in respect of the Examination of the Partial Update and the Inspector found the review to be 'sound'. The Breckland Local Plan (as amended by the Partial Update) was adopted at Council on 21 September 2023. 

The Report of the Inspector into the Partial Update together with the Adoption Statement and Integrated Assessment post Adoption Statement can be viewed below:

Local Plan Partial Update (Report of Inspector) (PDF) [219KB] (opens new window)

Local Plan Partial Update (Adoption Statement) (PDF) [147KB] (opens new window)

Local Plan Partial update (Integrated Assessment Post Adoption Statement) (PDF) [187KB] (opens new window)

The Local Plan (2023) document can beviewed on our website.

Any person aggrieved by the Breckland Council Local Plan Partial Update may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, on the grounds that:

a)   the document is not within the appropriate power (i.e. the Council has acted beyond its legal power or authority in producing it);

b)  a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

An application must be made promptly, and in any event, no later than six weeks after the adoption by Council on September 21 2023

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Nikki Clarke, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspectors, Council and Representors.

Contact details:

Nikki Clarke
Programme Officer c/o
Breckland Council
Elizabeth House,
Walpole Loke,
Dereham,
Norfolk,
NR19 1EE

Email: Programme.officer@breckland.gov.uk

Examination Library

The examination library contains a list of documents submitted for examination and background documents that have informed the production of the Local Plan (Partial Update). It also contains documents relating to the examination and was updated as the examination progressed .

The examination library is split into the following sections 

Documents sent to the Planning Inspectorate by the Council at the time of submission on 29 November 2022.

Individual responses to the public consultation can be viewed on the Commonplace platform Common Place (opens new window)

In August 2023 the Inspector issued her Final Report in relation to the Breckland Plan Partial Review (PDF) [211KB] (opens new window)

The Council is intending to consider whether to adopt the Local Plan (as amended by the Partial Update) on 21 September 2023.

The Planning Inspectorate would like your feedback about the examination. If you were involved in the examination because you made comments in writing and/ or you took part in a hearing session, then we would be very pleased if you could fill in this short survey (opens new window)

Any comments you make with be confidential. 

Hearing Documents

ReferenceTitlePublication DateDate Submitted
LPR/PU/EXAM/001 MIQ's (PDF) [119KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/002 Examination Guidance Notes Reference (PDF) [123KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/003 Provisional Agenda (PDF) [79KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023

LPR/PU/EXAM/004/01

LPR/PU/EXAM/004/02

LPR/PU/EXAM/004/03

LPR/PU/EXAM/004/04

Issue 1 (PDF) [338KB] (opens new window)

Issue 2 (PDF) [339KB] (opens new window)

Topic Areas (PDF) [436KB] (opens new window)

Appendices (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)

March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/005 Gladman's Statement (PDF) [567KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/006 HBF Statement (PDF) [237KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/007 Savills for Pigeon Investment Management Statement (PDF) [264KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/008 Armstrong Rigg Statement (PDF) [120KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/009 Barton Willmore now Stantec for Talavera Properties Statement (PDF) [598KB] (opens new window) March 2023March 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/010 Opening Statement (PDF) [99KB] (opens new window) April 2023April 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/011 Suggested revised policy wording (PDF) [64KB] (opens new window) April 2023April 2023
LPR/PU/EXAM/012 Table for Q25 (PDF) [127KB] (opens new window) April 2023April 2023

Submission Documents

ReferenceTitlePublication DateDate Submitted
LPR/PU/SUB/001 Regulation 18 Partial Review Consultation document - August 2022 (PDF) [511KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/002 Regulation 18 Partial Review Topic Paper Consultation Draft - August 2022 (PDF) [441KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/003 Consultation Statement (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) November 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/004 Partial Update Submission Letter November 2022 (PDF) [295KB] (opens new window) November 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/005 Local Development Scheme -revised November 2023 (PDF) [366KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/006 Regulations 18 and 19 Partial Review Draft IA Scoping Report - August 2022 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window) July 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/007 Regulation 18 Partial Review Draft IA Report - August 2022 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) November 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/008 Statement of Community Involvement 2022 (PDF) [372KB] (opens new window) July 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/009 Local Plan Partial Review Reg 18 Consultation Representations Received (PDF) [884KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/010 Summary of Regulation 19 responses received (PDF) [781KB] (opens new window) November 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/011 Partial Review Consultation document Sept 2022 (PDF) [199KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/012 Partial Review Topic Paper Consultation Draft September 2022 (PDF) [349KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/013 Partial Review Draft Integrated Assessment Sept 2022 (PDF) [825KB] (opens new window) September 2022November 2022

Supporting Documents (Breckland)

ReferenceTitlePublication DateDate Submitted
LPR/PU/SD/001 Report of the Inspector 2019 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) October 2019November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/002Main Modifications Consultation October 2019November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/003 Adopted Breckland Local Plan (PDF) [7MB] (opens new window) November 2019November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/004Minutes of the Norfolk Strategic Planning Forum (opens new window)October 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/005Letter from Natural England (March 2022) (opens new window)March 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/006Map showing affected Nutrient Neutrality areas in Breckland (Broads) (opens new window)2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/007Map showing affected Nutrient Neutrality areas in Breckland (Wensum) (opens new window)2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/008 5 Year Housing Land Supply Statement 2022 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window) July 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/009Letter from Secretary of State requesting additional information on the proposed A47 dualling (opens new window)June 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SUB/010A47 dualling Development Consent Order (opens new window)August 2022November 2022

Cabinet Reports

ReferenceTitlePublication DateDate Submitted
LPR/PU/C/001Cabinet Reports: June 2020 (opens new window)June 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/C/002Cabinet Reports: September 2021 (opens new window)September 2021November 2022
LPR/PU/C/003Cabinet Report: November 2021 (opens new window)November 2021November 2022
LPR/PU/C/004Cabinet Report: July 2021 (opens new window)July 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/C/005Cabinet Report: September 2022 (opens new window)September 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/C/006Cabinet Report: November 2022 (opens new window)November 2022November 2022

National Policies and Statements 

Reference TitlePublication DateDate Submitted
LPR/PU/NP/001Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance (October 2018) (opens new window)October 2018November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/002Letter from Chief Planning Officer to Local Planning Authorities: (opens new window)March 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/003Planning for the Future White Paper (opens new window)August 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/004Changes to the current planning system Consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations’ (opens new window)August 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/005Letter from Chief Planning Officer to Local Planning Authorities (opens new window)October 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/006Ministerial Statement: Housing numbers (opens new window)December 2020November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/007Ministerial Statement: First Homes (opens new window)May 2021November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/008Lisa Smith and - the secretary of state for housing, communities & local government (High Court) (opens new window)June 2021November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/009National Planning Policy Framework (opens new window)July 2021November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/010Letter from Chief Planner (opens new window)March 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/NP/011Accessible homes (opens new window)July 2022November 2022
LPR/PU/SD/012Lisa Smith and - the secretary of state for housing, communities & local government (Court of Appeal) (opens new window)October 2022November 2022

 

Last updated: 23/11/2023 12:34:33